Tucson Botanical Gardens

Hello from Tucson, Arizona!  I came here to give a two-day workshop to a wonderful group of desert yogis, friends of my friend, Jane Wright.  This is the second time I’ve  come here to lead Jane and her friends in a delightful two-day yoga practice.  More on the workshop on my next blog post.  For now, I’d like to leave you with images of butterflies and desert flora.  I took these photos at the Tucson Botanical Gardens today.  What an amazing place!

Open your wings..let us see your intense shades of blue.

Open your wings..let us see your intense shades of blue.

Meditative Pond

Meditative Pond

Orchid I

Orchid I

Orchid II

Orchid II

She's a beauty!

She’s a beauty!

How beautiful can a butterfly be?  The interior of the butterfly exhibit was very humid and hot.  Before leaving, a staff person checked our purses to make sure there were no hidden butterflies!

How beautiful can a butterfly be? The interior of the butterfly exhibit was very humid and hot. Before leaving, a staff person checked our purses to make sure there were no hidden butterflies!  Apparently, the butterflies sometimes fly into purses or bags. They are called “hitchhiker butterflies”.   Our purses were clear of butterflies.

Look what I saw on the windowsill.

Look what I saw on the windowsill.

And Jane spotted this dart frog.

And Jane spotted this dart frog.

The Zen Garden at the Botanical Gardens

The Zen Garden at the Botanical Gardens

Barrel Cactus

Barrel Cactus

I love this perfect ring of delicate flowers in bloom on this cactus.

I love this perfect ring of delicate flowers in bloom on this cactus.

Fence made of recycled steel cutout frame.

Fence made of recycled steel cutout frame.

Garden art

Garden art

 

 

Barrel Cactus II

Barrel Cactus II

White stripes on cactus

White stripes on cactus

wisps of hair?

wisps of hair?

Hummingbird heaven.  There were hummingbirds darting around when i took this photo, but all I got were the flowers.

Hummingbird heaven. There were hummingbirds darting around when i took this photo, but all I captured were the flowers.

Ahhhh!  Colors of the second and third chakra (pure joy and strength)

Ahhhh! Colors of the second and third chakra (pure joy and strength)

fragile petals of a freshly opened yellow-centered white poppy

fragile petals of a freshly opened yellow-centered white poppy

Yellow Iris

Yellow Iris

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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