December in the arboretum

December 21, 2015

Superior, Arizona

I had the pleasure of roaming the paths of the Boyce Thompson Arboretum today.  It feels like late fall here in the desert but the calendar says the first day of winter.  There were not many blooms to discover as many plants were covered as protection from our recent cold spell.

As stated, “The Mission of Boyce Thompson Arboretum is to instill in people an appreciation of plants through the fostering of educational, recreational, research, and conservation opportunities associated with arid-land plants.” One cannot help but learn about the many varieties of desert plants on display in natural settings.

This stately cottonwood was still showing a beautiful yellow glow.


A proud saguaro ribs left after the cactus dies.


a shot from a cactus garden



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