One the most frequent comments that I receive from readers is that some of the plants that grow in the desert are so strange and unusual. This is especially true for those of us who are not desert natives.
Although I have lived here in the desert for over 24 years, I still find many of the plants unique and strange to my eyes.
This past Monday my sister (Daisy Mom) took me and my family to a very special place at the base of the desert mountains. Beautiful gardens, plant collections from around the world and wild animals were on display for all to see at “The Living Desert”.
We returned late last night from our visit to “The Refuge”. The California desert was beautiful. We enjoyed warm weather and the wildflowers blooming in the desert.
We visited “The Living Desert”, which has collections of both plants and animals that thrive in dry climates all over the world. I had a wonderful time and took over 500 photos. But don’t worry, I won’t make you sit through all of them 😉
I do want to show you some of my favorite pictures of our trip…..we spotted a hummingbird taking a bath. Now, I have seen countless hummingbirds and always pause to observe their beauty and antics.
But I have never seen one taking a bath…