The Fun Just Doesn’t Stop!

Oh, and I am glad of that.

It’s never a dull moment here in the desert.

Yesterday… Sweet, sweet man and I went on an adventure with friends.

We went here and found some beautiful rocks.

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Gila River

Look at these beauties!

After Rock Hounding we decided to go explore South Mountain.

What a fabulous idea!

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Entrance to the summit of South Mountain, AZ.

We drove to the top and this is what we saw.

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The whole Valley!

Here’s a better view.

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It was a dusty day… but you can see Phoenix!
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A covered area to look at the outstanding view.

Of course I have to go exploring… notice I do not have boots on! Not smart!

IMG_3306But I found saguaros in bloom!  Click on them to see slide show.

They are blooming everywhere now. The saguaros are late bloomers compared to all the other cacti.

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Look at this one… Flowers on every arm!
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Almost every Saguaro is displaying a blossom.

We saw this bench and had to go find out what we could see from there.

IMG_3380More of that incredible view!

IMG_3383But then…

What was that… out of the corner of my eye??

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IMG_3338No… it’s not a turtle. It’s a male chuckwalla.

And look at his bright orange tail.

He didn’t want to show it off for a picture.

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He was about 12-14 inches long. And these Chuckwallas who sport the orange tail seem to only be on South Mountain!Looks like a carrot, doesn’t it?

The picture below was his buddy… he jumped out from a rock.

IMG_3373You can read about Chuckwallas here.

Never a dull moment here in the desert…

Hope you had a fun day as well.

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This Saguaro is growing right behind a tree. But LOOK at those blooms!

Until Next Time  ~Nancy