Chase the Blue Dot

A friend we made at the xScapers convergence in Deming, NM is in the Phoenix area until the end of the year and had never seen the Desert Botanical Garden. We offered her one of our guest passes, and she joined us on Friday morning. Despite not living in or around the Phoenix area, we have paid our membership through the end of 2020. If you are going to visit more than once with two people, membership makes sense. And the Desert Botanical Garden is part of the American Horticultural Society Reciprocal Admission Program.

We took her to some of our favorite spots in the garden.

The contemplation garden with reflection.
The contemplation garden with reflection.

Close up photos

I took a few photos focusing on the details.

Don't touch this cactus! Ouch. :)
Don’t touch this cactus! Ouch. 🙂
Close up of a cholla cactus.
Close up of a cholla cactus.
Old and new growth on a cactus.
Old and new growth on a cactus.

Blue skies

I can’t resist capturing landscapes with blue skies and wispy clouds.

A saguaro with a curled top.
A saguaro with a curled top.
Yucca flowers reaching high into the sky.
Yucca flowers reaching high into the sky.
One of the garden buildings with luminarias already placed for this year's event.
One of the garden buildings with luminarias already placed for this year’s event.
A reflection and blue skies...love this.
A reflection and blue skies…love this.

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