Tuesday, April 1, 2008

today, after work...

...I stopped by the Tucson Botanical Gardens--less than 5 minutes
from where I work...
I was just going to browse in the bookstore for something,
but I decided to walk around the grounds before running errands on the way home.

For whatever reason, I've been finding the apricot-hued variety of desert globemallow fascinating:
...How would Monet have painted the desert? Tucson ain't no Giverny, but the spring floral
displays are nothing, (ahem,) to sneeze at.

...a variety of purple sage:

...and when I saw these, I thought surely they were fake...but I've forgotten the name...anyone know? Is it a kind of zinnia? ...and some penstemon and yucca:

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