Dan made me go to the Desert Botanical Garden with him.
I didn't want to go at first. I see desert landscape in the suburbs all the time. Why pay for it?
OK, after seeing some of the neat displays, beautiful wildlife and unique foliage, I was more interested. Almost enough to pay attention to the plants.
We saw a cute roadrunner. I took about 8 pictures of him but this is one of the few that came out clear enough to view. Fast little bugger.
A bird of some sort. Feathered, with a beak. You get the idea.
Dan worked hard and filled out his paperwork. He probably learned a lot. I learned how to use different features of my camera.
Early native americans made fences from cholla plants. And chicken wire.
I attempted to amuse myself by trying to bite him when he wasn't paying attention to me. You might say I have separation anxiety...except that I was only a foot away from him.
I also pretended to be a biologist while he worked. This was my serious face as I prepared to explain to him the fascinating facts of the rare creature we had just stumbled across.