Saturday, April 12, 2014

Tohono Chul

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There is a stunning desert garden, Tohono Chul, on the northwest edge of Tuscon. We spent a pleasant afternoon there yesterday. We met one of the docents, Don Eagle, a retired physicist, who became our private guide. Those of us in temperate climates think of deserts as barren. You have only to open your eyes to learn otherwise.

Oh, and watch where you step.

Tucson notes:

Many of the place names are Spanish. We passed a common-looking residential side street called Calle Sin Nombre - Street Without A Name. I can find no explanation online.

The weather forecast for this afternoon includes the possibility of a dust storm. Better get back to Phoenix, which is, in fact, the plan.                         

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s.c said...

Very nice illustrated view of this dessert garden. Get a good impression of the plants here.

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Luis Gomez said...

Bob, what a beautiful set of images. Thank you.

Sharon said...

You've found a place I've never been to. I'll have to put that on my list.

Nathalie H.D. said...

The depth of field in your flower photos is what really makes them exceptional. You really isolated and magnified your subjects !
The beware of rattlesnakes and bike fall signs are truly local!

William Kendall said...

The desert plant life is truly astonishing! Excellent captures.

That lizard's quite striking.

Norma said...

The photos were beautiful...until that last one. Like Indiana Jones, I hate snakes!

Stefan Jansson said...

Some fine photos from the garden here Bob.