Yesterday I finally made it back to the Desert Botanical Garden, after several long months' heat/humidity-induced hiatus. (Translation: I'm a Phoenix summer wimp.)
Just through the entry gate, I was greeted by this giant praying mantis sculpture. It was the first of many of David Rogers' Big Bugs I encountered throughout the DBG. Pretty amazing!
There were flocks of goldfinches, quail, and even our local wild-adapted lovebirds enjoying the late summer seed bounty. I've updated my DBG Flickr set with the newest photos -- you can see the slideshow here, or click through the set here.
Now that our weather is moderating, I hope to be back at the DBG often.