I took these pictures when we were visiting Oatman Arizona early this spring.

A wild burro.
To read about us feeding the burros click here.

Below are two pictures of a cactus in my Dad's backyard in Mesa Arizona. Aren't the flowers amazing!


  1. Lisa, these are really neat! I'm always fascinated to see cactus plants because they are quite different from the things that grow in the heat and humidity of Florida. And I love that adorable burro! He's a cutie.

    Thanks for sharing and Happy Outdoor Wednesday!


    Sheila :-)

  2. Beautiful, huge cactus! I love seeing cactus in its natural environment. That burro is so adorable!!! Love the pictures.

  3. Hi Lisa!
    I signed up to follow your BLOG. I live in Phoenix, and was tickled to see that others love the cactus as well. They can be your friends but they can also be your enemy. They poke. Happy Outdoor Wednesday. Please pop over and see what I have been up to. Scroll down to my 4th of July pics. You will love my decorations. (1 in particular). I would love to have you follow my BLOG as well. Country Hugs, Sherry

  4. Arizona is a breath taking state, isn't it?

  5. Thanks for sharing. When I lived in Phoenix/Glendale many years ago, I was probabley the only one out there watering in the evening trying ti have a little green. :)

  6. YOur catus are very interesting.

    When people embrace their surroundings then i am sure that we all can enjoy where we are planted.

    Thanks for sharing and have a great ODW

    TTFN~~Claudia ♥

  7. Wow! Those are some healthy looking cactus! My son lives in Tempe, so these posts always make me miss him so much. Cindy

  8. Great post,
    Ouch! what beautiful cactus plants,and that burro, I clicked and saw the other burrows, i had never seen a white burro, what a beauty. Thank you for sharing.

  9. Always fun to see what's growing (and blooming) in other parts of the country. When it's dry here, things just shrivel up, but you always have things that can stand the dry heat.

  10. Love the pictures, especially the burro.

  11. ouch, love the photos, thanks for sharing

  12. what amazing is such a different landscape the cacti!
    and i could just throw my arms around that little burro's neck. he is so cute!

  13. What great photos. It's a unique and quite different landscape from most appearing in the blogs. Thanks for sharing your photos with us. Have a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

  14. The cacti are in bloom! How neat is that? The donkey doesn't look wild, but I'll take your word for it. Thank you for sharing. Happy OW.

  15. Gotta love the burro.

    Cacti...I was just admiring some at a nearby specialty garden.
    Fascinating to us because we don't have them naturally here in PA.

    Becky K.

  16. There was a time when these type plants didn't interest me. But now I am so in love with their versatility and boundless texture. And some do indeed bloom! Thanks for the desert tour!

  17. Lovely! Thanks for sharing!
    Hugs, Lisa

  18. I just love seeing cactus, they just amaze me, but then again it is way too cold to have them here :) Feeding the wild burro sounds like fun.
    Thanks for sharing!

  19. Nice pics! Cactii can look so great.

  20. Lisa,

    Loved seeing the cactus!! It looks like there are many different types and it's cool how they just grow wild all over. The flowering cactus in your father's yard is so pretty! I WILL make it to Arizona someday!!

    By the way, Levi has gotten so big and if possible, more cute than ever!

    Happy Outddor Wednesday! :-)