On Camelback

  • Sunday, 12, 2020
  • Phoenix, Arizona
  • Camelback Mountain

Iconic Camelback Mountain forms Phoenix’s backdrop. It’s quite the hike.

Half-way up the Cholla Trail is a helicopter pad. What might that be for?

  1. Helicopter landing pad
  2. Hiker’s approach to summit
  3. Success!
  4. View worth the climb
  5. Perspective from Phoenix Airport


Game Show

  • Sunday, 12, 2020
  • Phoenix, Arizona
  • Dessert Botanical Garden

Desert “bare bones” primer:

  1. less than 10 inches of rain a year
  2. sandy
  3. arid
  4. great temperature range between day and night

Which of the four types of North American deserts are found in Arizona?

  1. Mohave
  2. Chihuahuan
  3. Great Basin
  4. Sonoran

Arizona is the only state to have all four!

  1. Flower
  2. Nature’s pollinator
  3. Flower

Japanese Garden

  • Saturday, 11, 2020
  • Phoenix, Arizona
  • Japanese Friendship Garden

What could be more appreciated than a place of tranquility within an urban location? Good fortune as the garden assistant was from Japan. Naturally we reminisced about Japan and our longing to return. Her soft voice, bowing posture, and a smile incorporating her entire face brought warm memories of Japan for me.

Shachi is the mythical fish that sprays water and causes rain. Since the 15-century, they have been used as charms against fire and can be found on the ridge of roofs.

  1. Japanese Friendship Garden
  2. Statue of Shachi
  3. Japanese Friendship Garden

David Hockney – Saturday, 11, 2020

  • Saturday, 11, 2020
  • Phoenix, Arizona
  • Heard Museum

Heard Museum’s featured exhibit was David Hockney’s techno iPad drawings of Yosemite juxtaposition with Native Americans natural fiber baskets.

  1. Yosemite /Tunnel View (El Capitan, Half Dome, Cathedral Rocks, Bridalveil Falls)
  2. Basket and pottery
  3. Yosemite (Ahwahnee Hotel)
  4. Hockney’s brochure (El Capital)