A Walk in a Desert Garden
When Wim and I were in Arizona we spent one day in the desert garden located in Phoenix/Scottsdale. The glass sculpture was done by Dale Chihuly. He is also going to add one of his sculptures to Frederick Meijer Garden's near us. We found them very colorful, and I will be posting more later. Arizona 21 Arizona 22 Arizona 23 Arizona 24
A National Forest of Cacti
Almost every day while in Arizona we tried to go see something special. I did not always take pictures - that would get boring for some people. One of the drives was to a national forest of cacti. I am not sure of the name so I am not posting it - maybe one of you southwest people can help me out. The big saguaro cacti do not grow arms until the are a hundred years old - that is what I was told. The native people treat the with great respect. Arizona Trip 13 Arizona Trip 14 Arizona Trip 15 Arizona Trip 16 Arizona Trip 17 Arizona Trip 18 Arizona Trip 20
Heading for Warmer Climate
Wim and I are on the road again. We are getting away from the cold and snow. We have been traveling along the old Route 66, but on new highways. Until this afternoon we were still in the cold weather and we have traveled from Michigan to New Mexico. This morning we started out at 16º and this afternoon it was 68º. We traveled today through freezing rain, snow, and wind blowing dust, then beautiful sunshine. My granddaughter had asked me to find a buffalo and take a picture of it. I found one poor buffalo in a pen, and two painted buffalo. AZ trip 1 AZ trip 2 AZ trip 3
This is a shot of our sunshine this afternoon - Mountainaire, New Mexico. AZ trip 4
Red Rock Canyon ...
The fence in the foreground is needed to keep the wild horses and burros off the road … Mountain_1
This is one reason why it’s called Red Rock Canyon … Red_Rock_1
Wind beaten tree with Las Vegas in the background … Red_Rock_3
More Red Rock … Red_Rock_4
Not all the rock is red … Red_Rock_2
This Stage Coach was at the entrance to Bonnie Springs just a few miles south of Red Rock Canyon … Stage_Coach
There is more to Las Vegas then Hotels & Casinos … enjoy!
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After a short walk this was my first view
It feels like you have landed on another planet looking at what is before you arch view
Hiking down inside was hot and hard but worth the effort. Here's a nice set of Hoodos
When I see a couple struggling to take each others picture I usually offer to take their shot. This couple from Germany insisted they take ours too.Birdie and Wildman
They come in all shapes and sizes, here's a bigbig hoodoo
Red Rock just outside of Las Vegas.