Leaving Scottsdale after five days, we drove to Phoenix for a week's stay. These grapefruit trees were just outside our door! Fresh, ready-to-pick grapefruit greeted us every day!
We spent the most wonderful afternoon at the Phoenix Desert Botanical Garden which includes cacti and succulents from around the world and a beautiful Butterfly Dome.


From low-growing ground cover
to these towering old plants,

the desert offers breath-taking and unique beauty.

 These feeding stations in the Butterfly Dome enable visitors to see how the butterflies feed through the proboscis.

 This beauty landed on DH's hat and rested their for quite a while as people stopped to look at this lovely creature.
 Then, this plus-size butterfly landed and scared everyone away!! hee-hee

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