Thursday, April 18, 2013

The Garden

I enjoy a walk through the garden at Mayo 
Clinic, Phoenix, Arizona. It is a serene, quiet,
beautiful place to walk, sit, relax and reflect.
The circular walkway takes you through 
the garden, with benches at different points
along the way. The natural desert scenery
attracts various wildlife, as well as people. 



Prickly Pear cactus.


Barrel Cactus  


A Cactus Wren nest, Arizona's state bird. 
  

A Whiptail Lizard

A waterfall that attracts small wildlife.



Transformation of the Shaman
She is an inspiration for me,
and I am sure countless others.
This garden is a place of peace;
Mayo Clinic is a place of hope.

18 comments:

  1. Your pictures are wonderful ... oh, I remember so well. Your words are fitting ... Peace and Hope. Yes, you and many other's have found both in that Garden. Nice post ...

    Andrea

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  2. Beautiful photos McGuffy! I hope things went well for you!

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  3. What a beautiful, restful place, you took great pictures! I love all the different kinds of cactus. Wish I had a place to walk that was this nice here!

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  4. I just adore the desert, and was able to visit first hand when my grandfather was alive and living there. The prettiest and most peaceful time was to stand on his property and look out across the desert during sun rises and sun sets. Just a golden memory now.

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  5. What a lovely post. The best part?

    This garden is a place of peace;
    Mayo Clinic is a place of hope.

    Have a terrific day. ☺

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  6. Mario's mom here - I've never been to AZ, but it has great beauty in it's own way. Thank you for sharing those great pictures with us - horrible weather here today, so to see flower blooming really brightens up our day. Hope you got some answers.

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  7. I hope to never have to go there but if I do I will be able to see the beauty around it. Arizona is a good place to be. We're in Branson MO right now waiting for the weather in Wisconsin to become more manageable before we head north.

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  8. What a wonderful garden. There is hope there.

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  9. So beautiful both words and pictures.

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  10. I love, love, love out west. These pictures make me happy.

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  11. Oh my goodness ... these photos stole my heart. Your post is truly lovely!

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  12. This post really makes me homesick for Arizona. The blossoms on the cacti are so beautiful.

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  13. How exquisite with such lovely blooming cacti. It struct me as I was looking at this that cacti and coral reefs have a lot in common with all the different shapes and sizes. Have a great weekend, janet

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  14. I love the inspiration found in the desert, and this does seem like a very peaceful place.

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