Trails at the museum included long walks through the desert.
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Many different types of cactus can be seen in Grandma Bert's photo.
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What appear as three columns of smoke in the distance are actually dust devils. They act like miniature tornados, spring up suddenly and just as suddently disappear. Your grandparents experienced one while on a walk in Kanab, Utah.
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Grasses can and do grow in the desert at the lower elevations.
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Mining machinery at one overlook along the trails.
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Grandpa Roy on the trail.
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Arizona Madrone log. The Madrone is a relative of the blueberry and they grow in the mountains.
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Ocotillo beginning to bloom.
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The wheel-chair accessible tree house.
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Saguaro cactus dominate Grandma Bert's photo.
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Grandpa braves a bridge.
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A Saguaro in bloom. The Saguaro is Arizona's state flower.
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Close-up view of the Saguaro's flowers.
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Grandpa Roy takes a break in the shade of a ramada. (A ramada, commonly used in the southwestern U.S.) is a roofed shelter with usually open sides.
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Palo Verde tree. It has green bark and yellow flowers and is the Arizona state tree.
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A Boojum. They can grow up to 75 feet tall.
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Chain Fruit Cholla.
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Organ Pipe Cactus.
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Grandma Bert enjoyed the trails.
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Pollination Gardens
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Daisies at Pollination Gardens.
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Pollination Gardens.
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Milkweed in the Pollination Gardens. It differs from the milkweed with which Grandpa Roy is familiar in the northeastern states.
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Possibly an Anna's Humingbird in the Pollination Gardens.