The beautiful desert

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The beautiful desert

It is difficult to describe the Desert Botanical Gardens in Phoenix, AZ but I think it’s safe to say that if you like rugged beauty, prickly things, and the best flora the desert has to offer, then you should definitely check it out. In addition to the trees, grasses, succulents and cacti, we saw owls hunting, frogs swimming, rabbits doing whatever rabbits do, and quail wandering around making that funny little quail sound. Note, these were not critters in cages. These were wild animals that have made the gardens their home.

During our visit on Halloween night, our anniversary, we also enjoyed one of the best cheese and sausage plates I’ve ever had at Gertrude’s Restaurant and the music of Tro De Mambo.

We hope to go back during spring time to check out the garden in full bloom.

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I'm currently the Interim Director of Web Services at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado. I enjoy traveling, hiking, camping, gardening, reading and more.