Tag: Saguaro Cactus

The Phoenix Sonoran Preserve

On New Year’s Day Judy and I went to the Sonoran Preserve, a 10,000 acre natural area just northwest of Phoenix. We chose the Apache Wash Trail for our hike, because it was nice and flat and considered fairly easy.

The Desert Botanical Garden

The day after we arrived in Phoenix, everybody trekked to the Desert Botanical Garden (DBG).

Sunday in the Garfield Park Conservatory with Judy – Part I

Last Sunday Judy and I met Danny for breakfast in Logan Square, then visited the Garfield Park Conservatory for the first time in years. The Conservatory is a Chicago landmark, built in 1906 and designed by Jens Jensen, the great landscape architect of the Prairie Style. We wanted to see some green plants, but also …