Sunday, February 1, 2009

The Desert Path Looks Inviting

This desert path invites you to take a stroll to enjoy the trees, sun, and cactus.  The path takes you by an arroyo.  An arroyo is the Spanish word for an intermittently dry creek.  We have many arroyos in Arizona.

Enjoy the serenity and beauty of the Desert and make sure to catch the vibrant red sunset over the mountains.  Drink lots of water for desert hikes. This path is in the Desert Botanical Gardens, a great place to visit!  

24 comments:

Abraham Lincoln said...

I used to walk along some of these around Tucson in 1952. A long time ago and by now I am guessing many of those have been replaced by asphalt.

I wrote in my Memories blog about the roads of my youth and how they were to travel in the winter time.

Babooshka said...

Always like to learn a new word. This is such a pretty path, nice and shaded.

Jilly said...

What a beautiful pathway through the trees and gorgeous stones along the way.

JM said...

I surely would love to walk there! And see the cacti, of course! :-)
(We had a big strom last night, but gladly all the cacti on my terrace/balcony have survived, none of them is broken.)

Answering to your question, Vietnam and Botswana (the Okavango delta) are on top of my list. Let's see what will happen this year...
Is it your 1rst time in Marocco? You will love it! :-)

Sharon said...

Aren't the paths at the Desert Botanical Gardens wonderful? They lead to so many different desert environments.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

This is a great illustration that even in the sunny Arizona desert, there can be places of deep shade.

That reminds me of a quote from, I believe, the famous Civil War General Sherman, who lead an expedition across Arizona in the summer. He sent back two dispatches to Washington. I amy be paraphrasing, vvut I think they were as follows:

1. "In Arizona we were typically 6 miles from the nearest shade, 12 miles from the nearest water, and 4 feet from hell."

2. "We went to war with Mexico and won Arizona. We ought to go to war with Mexico again to make Mexico take it back."

How wrong he was. There is lots of vegetation and shade, as your photo today shows, and there is ample water in the Valley of the Sun.

Gwyn said...

Greetings from Juneau, Alaska!
I'll never forget my first trip to Arizona (Phoenix then on to Scottsdale). I felt like I had landed on Mars. It was such a different world compared to the temperate rain forest where I live.
The Mayo Clinic there is spectacular. They helped me deal with some major health issues. I also had a wonderful time visiting your city. It's beautiful!

I remember the paths near the Mayo Clinic being a welcomed treat after having numerous tests done (a variety of cactus, petrified wood, road runners, lizards,...). Have a wonderful day!

alice said...

I do like this place and especially these round stones! So far from my gray sandy path...But spring is coming here too!

Saretta said...

Is this really desert? I never imagine trees in the desert!

Hyde DP said...

no dry creeks in this neck of the woods!

Jim said...

Looks like a nice path, not what I would expect for a desert path.

Joy said...

This is so beautiful. I bet it attracts many people.

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V y Yo said...

Love to walk there!!!!!! Love the picture!!!!!!

Ruby said...

Gorgeous picture and so very different from the paths and passageways in my own home environment.

Yogesh Naik said...

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lachezar said...

Beautiful, reminds of the Beatles Long and winding road! Cheers and thanks for visiting and your kind comment.

LeenaM said...

Very lovely path to enjoy, I can see!
And quite a different view compared with ours.
I read about your journeys to many, many countries, have you been in Scandinavia?
I will go with my husband in the end of April to China for two weeks :)

magiceye said...

seems ideal for a nice quiet walk

Bergson said...

a beautiful invitation for a ride. My dream at the moment: a ride in the heat

Carraol said...

It looks so quiet and attractive to walk, really beautiful!

Greg said...

Very apt description. It looks nice and with shade it looks quite inviting

Ken said...

Looks like a lovely place to stroll.

desertsandbeyond said...

I just found your blog this evening! We LOVE Scottsdale! It is similiar to where we live, in Palm Desert! Come visit my blog:
http://desertsandbeyond.blogspot.com/

Steve Buser said...

Sorry I am getting around so late to theme day -- we had the grandkids in this weekend.

This is a perfect path for Scottsdale.

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