Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Ben Meets the Jumping Chollas

Ah, the desert. So serene and inspirational...
Here is part of the family, enjoying the wonders of nature...
Cate Jr. and brother Cate. 


Ben and Papa Cate, taking photos, enjoying the beautiful landscape...
Full of trees...

...and the Cholla Garden? Why that looks interesting. I wonder what's up with that ominous black bird.
He couldn't possibly be warning us of anything. 


I mean, the Chollas are clearly not fooling around, but we're responsible adults. We can handle this. 
Besides, it's pretty. 

And Ben cannot help filming beautiful things. Good thing he's always careful and watches his step. 



However, as we learned later, they're called "jumping chollas" because you don't even need to step in them. They come to you.
How thoughtful. 

2 comments:

Heidi said...

WHAT??????????????????????

Mirka Breen said...

Thanks for sharing a dessert excursion. It's beautiful to look at form the safety of home.