Monday, March 30, 2009

Long overdue!

We have lived in the desert for three and a half years. There is really no excuse. None. But nonetheless, yesterday was our first visit to the Desert Botanical Garden. Rest assured, it will not be our last. As a matter of fact, I think my camera and I just might need membership there. It was amazing.
In case I haven't said this often enough, I never cease to be amazed at the difference in the flora and fauna in our new (relatively) desert home than from my beloved Mississippi. Equal in beauty but impossible to compare because they are so completely different!
We serve an awesome, creative God whose artistic talent knows no bounds. I stand in awe. I do.
My family in front of the cactus garden at the entrance.
The Butterfly Pavilion cost extra. I couldn't resist going in. And the family had to pull me out (kicking and whining, I don't mind telling you.) This is one of many photos, I took. But it is my favorite because so many of these graceful creatures were flocking to this one Bottle brush bloom.

The Agave blooming.

I'm not sure what this is...but know the Sonoran Desert is one of the only places you will find it.

We actually have some of these cacti in our yard. There blooms just make me smile!

That is just a sample. I might add more in the days to come. Wouldn't you agree that we had a botanical blessing yesterday? To be sure!


Hoekzema said...

Love, love, love the smiles in the family picture! Cutest boys, ever!