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Sunday, May 26, 2013

The Living Desert in Palm Desert, California

My Hubby took me to the Living Desert just down the road from our house in Palm Desert.  Most people who know me know how much I love going to the beach but I have a new favorite!  What a beautiful place and wonderful way to spend the day.  It is like crossing a botanical garden (desert version of course) with a zoo and then adding a few other features in besides. 

We spent most of the day there yesterday and was only able to see part of it.  I am more excited about getting a membership; I am going to love being able to explore the shady paths and bright desert scenes on a regular basis.  I hope my pictures do it justice (please note these images are copyrighted.)
 
Scene along the main path at the Living Desert, Palm Desert, California
One of the paths that branch off of the main one in the Living Desert
One of the paths that is off the main road lined with native Cacti at Living Desert
Elk (at least I think can't remember) at Living Desert
Giraffes at Living Desert
Closeup of Giraffe at Living Desert
Topographic Map Sculpture at Living Desert  PS for Palm Springs
Model Train at Living Desert
Carousel at Living Desert
Carousel at the Living Desert
Weather Center at the Living Desert, Palm Desert California

11 comments:

MrsP said...

My oldest son went to college in Arizona. I am Wisconsin girl and the first thing I learned about the desert is how ALIVE and beautiful it is. Your pictures show that very well.

The Gossamer Tearoom said...

How very cool, Colleen! I can see why you liked it so much!! In comparing the prairie in Wyoming where I grew up and the desert that I saw the one time I visited Arizona, I can say that I definitely saw the desert as more alive!!! I'm sure you can't wait to go back!!

Thank you for sharing your pictures with us!

Betty

Erin Piccione said...

Stopping by from the Blog Hop! Returned the Follow via Bloglovin'. Looking forward to more posts!

Wanda Ann Olsen said...

Beautiful Pictures! Thank you for stopping by Let's Get Social Sunday.
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Night Owler said...

Thanks for grabbing my button.

love the pics. didnt know the desert had a zoo. looks like those animals would be hot. I love the beach and have had beach fever for about 3 mths now. doubt i get to go tho.

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Linda @ With A Blast said...

Thank you for joining our Let's Get Social Sunday Party Hope to see you again on Sunday !

Kat Biggie said...

Lovely photos! I'm visiting today as a co-host from Showin' Some Love Blog Hop! Hope you'll make your way back around to me as well! . ~Kat at No Holding Back www.katbiggie.com/blog

Christie Cottage said...

Awesome photos!

Love the 3rd picture!

Thanks for sharing!

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Amanda Nipper said...

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Jennifer Shelby said...

this is so beautiful! Follow follow follow

mary_smith said...

This is so beautiful! I really miss California!
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