Wednesday, March 26, 2008

A trip to Arizona

Last week I finally met my friend Kate Reynolds after corresponding with her for years by email. She and her husband were gracious hosts to my wife and me when we went to Arizona to pick up our RV. Kate is a fine writer who has contributed to The Insider’s Guide to Phoenix and The Insider’s Guide to Tucson.

The timing of the trip was great, as poppies and bluebonnets are abloom in abundance. This is a photo taken at the Tonto National Monument, said to be the last stronghold of Cochise. Note the blanket of poppies on the mountainside:

Roadside bluebonnets, my moms favorite flower:

Poppies and saguaro on a hillside:

Bergaalwyn blooming in Tohono Chul Park, Tucson:

And bougainvillea at the Holiday Inn, Mesa:


Carter said...

Thanks much for the pix, Bob. I haven't seen a bluebonnet for years.

You'll be glad to know that spring must be coming to NE, since the crocuses are up and blooming in Boston, and my daffodils and tulips have some big bright sprouts showing. But it's still cold and windy.

Ruth D~ said...

Gorgeous pix, Bob! Don't know if I'll ever get to see that in person, so I love the photo show.