|...the wide-spreading branches...|
The Coolabah (eucalyptus) Tree.
|The smooth bark...|
|...and the long narrow leaves.|
A few days ago, we met Joan and Steve at the Ethel M Chocolate Factory and Botanical Cactus Gardens. There wasn't much to the factory tour, except we did get a free sample! But, the gardens were quite pretty!
|Mescal Bean...or Texas Mountain Laurel is an evergreen. It has large purple flowers and rich green leaves.|
|An interesting aloe plant...|
|Can you guess the name of this cactus?|
The Twisted Acacia Tree has small yellow, fragrant flowers along the branches.
The leaves are small and fern like with a straight reddish thorn.
It's amazing to me the birds build their nests in the cactus. Isn't nature just amazing?
|An Ocotillo blooming.|
|A busy day for the birds! Wish I had Judy's skills!|
We enjoyed the day. The gardens were very well maintained with lots of variety. We headed to Olive Garden for lunch. Here's to new friends and the hope that our paths cross again.
Happy Easter to all.