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DESERT SUNFLOWER
DESERT SUNFLOWER
DESERT SUNFLOWER 2
DESERT SUNFLOWER 2
More interesting cactus.....picket cactus
More interesting cactus.....picket cactus
toothpick cactus
toothpick cactus
Not sure what these are.
Not sure what these are.
And green flowers?
And green flowers?
Aren't they gorgeous....such a color.
Aren't they gorgeous....such a color.
And these were just as soft and fluffy as they look.
And these were just as soft and fluffy as they look.
I'm not sure what tulips were doing at the Arboretum.
I'm not sure what tulips were doing at the Arboretum.
Now this cactus is just strange.........
Now this cactus is just strange.........
Barrel cactus in bloom.
Barrel cactus in bloom.
Just weird
Just weird
Lots of little felllows......they look so fuzzy....not!
Lots of little felllows......they look so fuzzy....not!
This bloom looked and felt like straw.
This bloom looked and felt like straw.
More.........
More.........
Look at the funny little lumpy below the bloom.
Look at the funny little lumpy below the bloom.
Pretties. One day maybe i will learn all these names?
Pretties. One day maybe i will learn all these names?
Here I am hiking up to that canyon ahead.....thru all the brittle bush blooming.
Here I am hiking up to that canyon ahead.....thru all the brittle bush blooming.
And here we are in the canyon.
And here we are in the canyon.
Here was reason we came. The one wall of the canyon was covered with petroglyphs.
Here was reason we came. The one wall of the canyon was covered with petroglyphs.
but the view was better than the petroglyphs. We are looking out at Phoenix valley.  Those are red flowers are Indian Paintbrush.
but the view was better than the petroglyphs. We are looking out at Phoenix valley. Those are red flowers are Indian Paintbrush.
Indian Paintbrush
Indian Paintbrush
Another day we hiked up a wash just north.....ah but we came to a dead end. It just stopped.
Another day we hiked up a wash just north.....ah but we came to a dead end. It just stopped.
Another hiking day, we hiked from Canyon Lake below up, up, up........
Another hiking day, we hiked from Canyon Lake below up, up, up........
up to here.
up to here.
And this is what we saw looking the other way........out into the Superstition Mts.
And this is what we saw looking the other way........out into the Superstition Mts.
Rugged rocks and cactus.
Rugged rocks and cactus.
Oh but along the way, lots of flowers.
Oh but along the way, lots of flowers.
This kind of looks like clover but it is bigger.
This kind of looks like clover but it is bigger.
And no idea what this is but such a pretty color.
And no idea what this is but such a pretty color.