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CACTUS FLOWERS

Here are some pretty cactus flowers.

Funky yellow and red flowers.

A mini-tree with pink flowers.

These pretty hanging flowers were in the cactarium.

These flowers looked like a kid walked by and stuck some candy on this cactus.

These were on some sort of desert tree.

Prickly pears. These will turn red when they are ripe.

 

 

 

 
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Posted by on July 14, 2011 in nature, photography

 

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CRITTERS AT MOORTEN BOTANICAL GARDENS

Here are some of the other critters we encountered at the Moorten Botanical Gardens.

A desert spiny lizard, I think.

A super closeup of the desert spiny lizard.

A birds nest, but it was empty.

The Gardens had a dove cote, and here is one of the ring necked doves.

They had three tortoises. Here's one trying to escape.

This one was munching away, and then he started following us as we walked around his pen.

Another one that was trying to escape.

 

 

 
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Posted by on July 13, 2011 in animals, nature, outings

 

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PRICKLY CACTI AT MOORTEN BOTANICAL GARDENS

Here are some nice pointy cactuses.

White prickles.

Teeny prickles.

Big red prickles.

Big prickles.

The leaves on this are like little saw blades.

Red and prickly.

 

 

 
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Posted by on July 12, 2011 in nature, outings

 

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CACTUSES AT THE MOORTEN PART 2

This one is fluffy.

This one grows hanging down!

This one looked like little mini palm trees.

I thought this was pretty.

A super close up of this cactus.

 
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Posted by on July 11, 2011 in nature, outings

 

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CACTUSES AT THE MOORTEN PART 1

Here are some of the neat cactuses at the Moorten Botanical Gardens in Palm Springs.

I thought these looked kind of like tiny mouths.

Lumpy.

This reddish cactus was pretty.

Another angle on the red cactus.

A tall, red topped cactus in the cactarium.

Here's the top of the cactus.

They had a nice lava-bed display.

More of the lava-bed display.

 

 

 
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Posted by on July 10, 2011 in nature, outings

 

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MORE OF MOORTEN BOTANICAL GARDENS

This is the family home. I'm not sure if the family still lives there. I know on the second floor there's a room for brides at weddings.

 

More of the house and lawn.

I just really liked this wagon wheel and the colors on the bolt.

A dinosaur footprint!

Fossilized seashells in rock.

I think these might be quartz.

 
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Posted by on July 9, 2011 in nature, outings

 

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BUNNY AT THE BOTANICAL GARDENS

We spotted this adorable desert cottontail rabbit at the Moorten Botanical Gardens. SO CUTE!!

This was my first glimpse of the bunny as he ran away from us.

Here is the bunny having a drink of water. His ears look scratched inside (aside from the red veins). I hope he doesn't have fleas.

He's so cute, sitting on the log to drink! It's like he's at a bar.

Here he is munching away on some plants.

He's so cute!!

We left him chillin' in the shade.

 
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Posted by on July 8, 2011 in animals, nature

 

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