On the last night in Phoenix, we visited the Desert Botanical Garden at dusk in order to take in one last amazing sunset.   After walking all over the gardens, snapping hundreds of images of cacti, birds, and even a bunny, I was displeased with my sunset pics.  As we called it an evening at […]

I’ve always thought it was weird that the plural of cactus is cacti, just like hippopotami is the word for more than one hippopotamus and octopi is the word for more than one octopus.  At least with the dialect of English spoken in the US, it appears that “-es” is growing as an acceptable version for plurals of […]

The Sonoran Desert is one of the largest and hottest deserts in North America.  It is home to a variety of unique plants and animals, perhaps most notably the Saguaro cactus. Phoenix is the largest city in the Sonoran Desert with a population of more than 4 million.  In 2007, the desert near and around Phoenix was […]