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Better With Friends

photographers at phoenix desert botanical gardenWe visited the Phoenix Botanical Garden with our friends John and Chris. They both love to take pictures and are always looking for interesting things to photograph. Some experiences are better with friends. Because I was with John and Chris I saw all kinds of things I wouldn’t have noticed otherwise. 

road runner

Like this roadrunnerground squirrel at phoenix botanical gardenThis ground squirrel

gambel's quail

A Gambel’s Quailpapago butte looks like a turtleThis is one of the Papago Buttes visible from the gardens. It looks like a giant turtle. Notice the turtle head on the left and the huge shell. John and Chris photographed this butte from every angle. 

I learned to know many different kinds of cacti. organ pipe cactus

The Organ Pipe

bunny ear prickly pear cactus

The Bunny Ear Prickly Pear Cactus. Chris told me there are 360 kinds of prickly pear cactus. potts barrell cactus

the Potts Barrel Cactustotem pole cactus

the Totem Polethe red torch cactus

the Red Torch Cactusthe grizzly bear prickly pear cactus

the Grizzly Bear Prickly Pear Cactussenita cactus

the Senita

red spine barrel cactus

the Red Spine Barrel Cactusstrawberry cactus

and the Strawberry Cactus

cardon treeHere Chris and I pose in front of what looks like an Organ Pipe Cactus but  is really a Cardon Tree. lunch in the phoenix botanical garden

Of course lunch in the Patio Cafe was better with friends too. 

friends at botanical gardenI’m glad I visited the Desert Botanical Gardens with my friends John and Chris. 



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