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
There's humming birds, lizards and other critters in there ... somewhere.
Saguarro Castus - they don't get much bigger than this ... even in Texas
Rose and I .. at an unusual statue. Nature spirit?
Beauty to see ... prickly to pick
Montezuma's Castle - National Monument
The remains of an ancient culture
A brief stop at Montezuma's Castle
800 years ago the "Sinagua people ... inhabited this riparian "oasis" along Beaver Creek for over 400 years."