A Glimpse of the Garden -
Scottsdale, AZ

When we were in Scottsdale, Rose had this idea to go to Scottsdale Botanical Garden (it wasn't high on my list I have to admit - somewhere far below sleeping and watching TV). But off we went - like Canadians in the desert.
Well ... I gotta tell ya, it was quite a treat.

Scottsdale Botanical Gardens

Scottsdale Botanical Gardens

There's humming birds, lizards and other critters in there ... somewhere.

botanical garden big cactus

Saguarro Castus - they don't get much bigger than this ... even in Texas

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Rose and I .. at an unusual statue. Nature spirit?

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Beauty to see ... prickly to pick

Montezuma's Castle - National Monument

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The remains of an ancient culture

A brief stop at Montezuma's Castle

800 years ago theĀ "Sinagua people ... inhabited this riparian "oasis" along Beaver Creek for over 400 years."

http://www.nps.gov/moca/historyculture/index.htm

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Most of this once extensive structure has fallen

On to Sedona ...

Sedona - Cathedral Rock

Sedona - Cathedral Rock

 

 

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