But first, a report on Boyce Thompson Arboreum, up the hill at Superior, AZ. I had been here before, but not when everything was blooming.
It's in a beautiful setting, with tall rocks surrounding the many trails.
It's a different kind of arboretum, filled with just arid land plants.
Of course, that means lots of cactus.
I don't know any of their names, but this one was especially beautiful.
This was a teeny little thing.
These big fat things weren't blooming, but were interesting.
And a pair of Lesser Goldfinches were having a drink.
None of the saguaros at the arboretum were blooming yet because they are at a higher altitude. But, on the way home I stopped off at my favorite saguaro down the street. Wow! It's blooming!
Unfortunately, it's about 40 feet in the air, and I had to take this picture from across the street.
This one was on the next block, and a little lower, but I'm still looking for one closser to the ground. I promise I'll find it! It's either that, or get a big ladder...