Monday, March 12, 2012

Desert Museum

Here are just a few of the many wondrous things to see at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum:

Aloes and other succulent plants

javelina sculptures

wildflowers such as these penstemons

prairie dogs

Beautiful views all around!

coyote

organ pipe cactus

cactus wren on saguaro ribs

bighorn sheep

trails to explore

bobcat

Mexican honeysuckle

The drive along the way to the museum is scenic too.  I thought the sky looked pretty that day, these clouds reminding me of wildflowers:

view from turnout on Gates Pass Road

Have a great week!

28 comments:

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Diane, Great pictures from the museum --and along the way... Love that first picture of the succulents. Gorgeous! As I've said, Arizona is beautiful especially this time of year.

We are home from our 2nd trip is a month--and both of us have colds.. Yuk! Guess it will be REST for this upcoming week for both of us.

Hugs,
Betsy

angryparsnip said...

One of my favorite places !
Really love the third photo of the wildflowers.

cheers, parsnip

Loree said...

All the photos are very beautiful but I think that the one of the bobcat is my favourite. What a gorgeous animal.

Rohrerbot said...

Diane, I love your shots!! Nice work!

Darla said...

All great but especially transfixed by the Bobcat...wow. I need to get there again soon to see everything blooming. Our new house is only about 10 minutes from the ASDM which is exciting and I expect I will explore it's treasures often. ;-)

Karen said...

I'll have to post my bird photos from the museum tomorrow (thanks for the nudge). We only got as far as the aviary and the underground exhibit. They're right - it really requires several days to see everything there and we just didn't have the time. Oh well, a good excuse to go back to Arizona!

Teresa said...

Gorgeous shots....I love the bobcat. I have never seen one up close. beautiful animal. I need to pay that museum a visit.

Gaelyn said...

It looks So summery. What a great museum. Seems like it would take a while to explore. I really like that cactus wren almost doing the splits.

Barb said...

The desert wildflowers are a wonderful sign of spring! You got some great photos - I love the saguaro cacti.

Janie said...

Very nice displays. I'll bet the trails are fun to explore, too.
I didn't know aloe was so colorful!

Stephanie said...

The aloe blooms are super beautiful!! Those penstemons are exceptional also. Wondrous things indeed :-D

rainfield61 said...

I have fallen in love with your place since a long time ago.

Magpie said...

Love the cactus wren doing the splits. :)

kulasa said...

Those are such beautiful photos! I love that photo of the bobcat most and the prairie dogs! but I do love them all...

Κωστής Τζαγκαράκης said...

Great scenes from the desert Dianne.
Costas

Icy BC said...

Gorgeous photos of your area, Diane! The orange Mexican honeysuckles are beautiful!

lifeisaroadtrip said...

No matter where you go, you come back with such awesome photos. I went to this place for the first time last year. It's such a lovely walk!

Faylinn said...

I love your shots from Arizona.they are beautiful..Have a nice day

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

these are all very interesting!

great views and amazing shots, diane.

xo

Carole DeAngeli said...

My favorite place! Great photos!

Magia da Inês said...

Linda série de fotos.
Boa quarta-feira!
Beijinhos.
Brasil.

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betchai said...

beautiful images Diane, and as always, very diverse, am always loving the desert more with your photos.

Annie said...

There just isn't anything quiet so lovely as the dessert in full bloom. Stillness is the always unseen resident in any dessert photo. Then a bird chirps. A rock is skittered over. Or lightning explodes on the sky.

NotSoAngryRedHead said...

I love the idea of a desert "museum" rather than botanical garden with attached zoo. Lovely shots which make me want to visit!!

Thérèse said...

I am missing each single view... except for the bobcat. I never saw too many of them so they are the ones I am missing the least.
Really nice pics.

R.Ramakrishnan said...

Great set of pics. Loved the wild boar, bobcat & bighorn sheep. The flowers & cactii are exquisite

Lindy MacDuff said...

One of my very favorite places to visit in Tucson. Love the bobcat. We have a photo of two of them relaxing on a ledge there. It looks like it is smiling for you. :-)

Albert said...

Bonitas fotografías del desierto, un lugar estupendo.
Saludos cordiales, desde España.

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