I have no idea what kind of flower this is, but its pretty pink leaves caught my attention at the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix. ┬áNow that I’m back home in Kansas City, surrounded by cold weather and still melting snow, every time I look at this picture I feel a little warmer and hopeful […]

Three days later, after braving unseasonably cold weather, snow, and ice, we arrived in Phoenix where it was 20 to 30 degrees colder than normal but still much nicer than at home in Kansas City. This battle-weary Monarch butterfly floated across my path at the Desert Botanical Garden, and I thought it was symbolic of […]