A day at the Park
The Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park is an understated Arizona gem for people in and around Phoenix. It’s about an hour from the downtown Phoenix. The hikes are easy, the park itself is pretty clean.
While you won’t see any large scale animals or experience exciting encounters, it can be a nice and easy ‘mini outing’ for families with kids/ dogs. The Humming birds and Cardinals are plenty and worth watching. The Cacti are many and quite beautiful, if you are someone who can see the beauty in them (I do!)
It is great to see the Poppies and Desert flowers in bloom (from mid March to April). I’d recommend coming in early in the day, especially during Summer to avoid the heat and harsh Sun.
We went to the park with a good friend last weekend and this is our second time there. I think we should go there more often! We must have spotted around 15 to 20 Humming Birds in all and few Cardinals!
This might be a good time to admit that I am addicted to nature. To be precise, I am actually addicted to colors around me. I think Mother Nature has created every possible hue that can be (and CANNOT be!) perceived by the Human Eye.
Here is a round up of all the flowers I captured at the park this Sunday. All of them were taken on my IPhone. I haven’t mastered Photoshop or any picture enhancing software yet. So please bear with me while I learn to take better pictures. Here’s to learning (in my case, mostly trying and failing!)