Monday, November 11, 2013

parley view parsnip... 2 friends

Two friends from Southern California zoom into town for a weekend visit.
Much touring, shopping, laughter, fun and fabulous food was enjoyed.

The first place we visited was the
Tohono Chul Gardens.
42 acres of desert nature trails, botanical gardens, art galleries
and just beautiful scenery.
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Organ Pipe Cactus
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Coyote sleeping in the sun.
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Prickly Pear cactus with sculpture.
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Cactus and stone correl
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with horse.
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Hello kitty.
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Garden gate that leads to
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the art gallery.
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Here is your pretty for the start of the week
Two very wild wild wild animals in their natural habitat.
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sightseeing. . . parsnip
music. . . Rush,  Denis Woods
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31 comments:

  1. I would have a whole lot of fun there!

    The desert environment is so different from what I'm used to.

    And the Square Ones look so utterly adorable.

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    1. This beautiful park is about 15 minuets away from were I live. The area has built up around it but when your in the park you wouldn't know it.

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  2. I think even I could grow some cactus plants given enough sun.

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    1. They have several plant sales every year that are wonderful.
      Plus you can buy plants year around.

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  3. The Square Ones ® must be all tuckered out from destroying the latest stuffed toy you've given them!
    :-)

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    1. Yes, being cute and gud is very tiring,

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  4. Too cute awwwwwwww! Love it when friends pop by and you have to drop everything like housework and chores and go eating and exploring! Just off to the beach! Dxxx Have a good day.

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    1. Oh My Goodness, the beach sounds so lovely today.

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  5. The photos of the botanical garden and beautiful sculptures are a wonder to behold - especially as our forecast is for gray overcast skies and temps not expected to climb higher than 32 degrees today. *Sigh* Hey ho - here comes winter.

    But seeing those two gud dugs, all snuggled up, has definitely warmed my heart!

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    1. It has been in the high eighties instead of around 75 so we are still too warm. I just read where the east cost is cold already with snw in places... goodness !

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  6. i was going to say how pretty the photos were until i got to the last one, it is beautiful!!!

    yert!

    smiles, bee
    xoxoxoxoxo

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  7. Those Cacti are unbelievable. Good dogs too!

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    1. They get very big and are quite beautiful !

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    1. They have many paths that I am able to walk with my walker so I especially like it.

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  9. Awe, the natural habitat made me smile. The other photos are lovely too. We have a place here with lovely gardens called The Living Desert. Have you been there?

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    1. I have always wanted to go but have never made it... maybe we can go together if I get a chance to visit.

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  10. The Hamish and Dr. Watson have a great idea. Nap.

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    1. hahahahahaha... and yes I did take a nap today.

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  11. Better than statues those square ones, although they do look rather like statues in that last photograph.

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    1. There were statues tucked in here and there. Wonderful.

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  12. Look at all of the things that you could copy into your garden!

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    1. Yes and no. My garden is super small. I keep most of my land wild for all the critters.
      But I am looking into a art piece for one part pf the garden I have designed it and a welder friend said he would make it for me.

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  13. That garden looks like a terrific place to visit. I like all the pictures, but my favorite is of the garden gate. It looks so welcoming. Reminds me of the old book, "The Secret Garden."

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    1. Me too. That is exactly what I thought. I sorta looks like the old book cover.

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  14. I love your photos, Gayle--especially the last one!

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  15. Gayle - thanks and hugs for my lovely birthday card which arrived this morning - what a nice surprise and how beautifully drawn.
    So hugs to you and also hugs to the square ones - woof, woof.

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  16. Good to see the sculptures amongst the sculptured cacti.

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