Thursday, April 11, 2013

A day at the garden







We met up with some friends on Tuesday for a free visit to the Desert Botanical Gardens. I can not tell you how much I love this place. And this time of the year it is just so astoundingly beautiful. So many things in bloom. But most special, at least to me, are the cactus. These prickly somewhat uninviting plants do the most spectacular show in the spring, especially after a good wet winter (which we were blessed with this year). Hot pinks, oranges, yellows, whites, greens, delicate flowers that are so fleeting, maybe lasting all of one day, some only blooming at night to be pollinated by the secretive lunar moths.
The garden was packed to the gills with wild flowers... so fleeting, so lovely, so full of butterflies, lady bugs, and bees. I am lucky to have gone with my 2 year old, she points out all the loveliness, forces me to slow down (while all the big kids run fast towards the totally awesome climbing tree tucked away just off the path) and really enjoy all the beauty that is showing itself here at our lovely garden.  

7 comments:

Debbie Jones said...

I agree with you - it is a beautiful place! I love to go there. So cool you got to go for FREE! I love it when the cactus bloom too. They are stunning! Have a great Thursday!

Jennifer - The Deliberate Mom said...

This looks like such a beautiful place... and it sounds like you had a lovely time.

Wishing you a wonderful day!
xoxo

Marcy said...

Wow! It's so nice to see blooms! They're all so beautiful! What delight!

Lady Cordelia said...

aren't kids great for slowing us down?! beautiful photos, mama!
XO

sustainablemum said...

What wonderful colours, little ones are great for slowing us down aren't they.

Amanda said...

Those cactus flowers are so gorgeous!!
Amanda, wildarmadillos.com

lieslmade said...

How beautiful.