Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Desert gardening

Yesterday we moved to our new camping spot at the Davis-Monthan AirForce Base FamCamp.   We were number four on the overflow list, so we were fourth in line to pick a spot.  When it was our turn, three of our four top picks were already taken -- but the one left was our first choice.  
We are now in a big space that has it’s own little desert garden right outside our door.  All I need is a rake so I can do the Arizona equivilent of gardening:  rake the gravel.
Our new campsite.  In the background you see some base housing.
At the end of our "street" are planes at the Air Force Base's storage area or "boneyard."
This afternoon we went to the Tucson Botanical Gardens.  It was originally the home of the Porter family, who raised their family and built a nursery there.
The Botanical Garden included a tropical butterfly exhibit.  If you look closely you can see a butterfly on Jim's cap.  Several butterflies tried to leave with us, but a volunteer with a feather duster was there to brush them off.

1 comment:

  1. What an interesthing place to stay. The boneyard, guite visable at the end of your street, is a good reminder of where you are.