Nature in Arizona

In my last post I promised to share some recipes, but then I realized that I want to share some more pictures from Arizona - besides, one of the ice creams just finished in the ice cream maker and is now busy chilling in the freezer, so won't be ready for it's photo shoot until this evening.

During our week at the Tree, my mom and I decided to take a drive out to the Patagonia bird sanctuary one sunny afternoon (we are total nature lovers). Best of all, we pretty much had the park to ourselves during our time there - so peaceful! The first thing we saw were two deer which reminded us of home (the deer eat from my bird feeder), except that these ones were half the size! We didn't see many birds that day, but we were loving the different trees - in fact, not one of the trees we saw down there are the same as what we have up here. When we came upon this stream I just had to dip my fingers in - was it ever warm! Crazy to think that at home right now there is 4 feet of ice covering the lake, with a foot of snow on top!

I'm completely in love with these little cactus plants that look like a cartoon picture to me, along with the big saguaro cactus. I learned that if the saguaro gets a puncture, it will grow an "arm" from that spot. Kind of like a starfish. How cool is that?! I couldn't believe the abundance of these plants, they are everywhere!

I felt like a kid again as I jumped up on these old fallen trees to dance around and then catch some rays of sunlight.

My mom and her friend came upon the neatest chain of caves one day on their walk, but didn't go inside. I wonder what's in there... probably snakes and spiders, but I'd like to go in anyway.

On our last day in Arizona, we visited the Desert Museum just outside of Tuscon. It was another beautifully sunny day and the weather was pleasant. We saw heaps of different birds, animals and plants native to the area that I'd never even heard of before.
I wasn't sure how I'd like the desert since I'm a water person, but I enjoyed it and want to visit again (I keep hoping my mom will get a winter apartment down there).

Yay desert!

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  1. February 26, 2008 at 02:30

    oh, I SO want to go... soon!

  2. February 26, 2008 at 05:21

    That's so neat! I'm so happy for you! But a wee bit jealous, lol!!! Have fun!!!<br /><br />Oh, and you must show us the ice-cream, as it sounds rawwwther divine!

  3. February 28, 2008 at 18:43

    I haven't been to Arizona in over a year - now you're making me want to return even more!! :0)

  4. Sarah G
    July 27, 2008 at 13:13

    Hello!<br />Let me just say that I love your blog! It's very inspiring and everything you make is so so delicious looking. Just wondering if you know if there are any raw restaurants in Ottawa- I'm on my way up there next weekend and I was hoping there might be something fun there to try. For some reason I don't think there is- and that kind of surprises me! Anyway thanks for the great blog. <br />Sarah

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