Yesterday my brother, David Crook, and I went to Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix. We both have memberships. It is a magical place. Sounds strange, since most people don’t think of a desert area as magical, but trust me, it’s possible. Shapes, colors, textures, stages of life, cute little critters, chirping birds, shade tree areas . . . there’s so much. And on this day, Palo Verde blossoms blanketed much of the garden. Enjoy!