Tag Archives: cactus

Expectations when we travel

One reason we travel is to visit a place different from where we have lived. We’re not necessarily looking for “exotic” or “foreign,” though those are welcome, too, but, with time and experience, we’ve learned to appreciate and enjoy beautiful … Continue reading

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Once in 30 years, then death

Our next stop: Borrego Springs, California – a beautiful and remote desert location, perfect for solitude, walking, and photography. The Park was created in part to protect the native desert bighorn sheep that can be seen (best with binoculars) high … Continue reading

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Don’t touch

Our friend, Jeannie, came to visit. We decided Moorten Botanical Garden should be at the top of our things-to-do list in Palm Springs, since she is an amazing gardener (more on her garden here). On Wednesday afternoon, we walked over … Continue reading

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Yves Saint Laurent’s garden

When we first planned a visit to Marrakech, we certainly hadn’t expected to spend a day at a cactus garden owned by Yves Saint Laurent, the French courtier. Our friends, John and Angela, agreed to walk with us from our … Continue reading

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