The weekend of March 29-30 found me and Martha Retallick with cameras in hand at Desert Botanical Gardens, Sun City Sun Bowl Rose Garden, and White Tanks Regional Park. Here are a few that I took: Breathtaking hedgehog cactuses dotted the landscape as we hiked Ford Canyon Trail in the White Tanks. The Sun Bowl roses graced the southwest corner of the Sun Bowl and provided a delightful hodgpodge of colors and shapes. Desert Botanical Garden provided many fabulous photo opportunities. Here is a Julia butterfly having a brief respite.