[ photo walk ] xeriscape garden; chaparral park, scottsdale, arizona

yesterday i had a few minutes to take a photo walk — one of my favorite ways to spend a little “me time” — so i took a spin around the xeriscape garden at chaparral park in scottsdale. the last time i was there not much was in bloom. this time (and with special thanks to my good friend allegra) i caught a little bit of spring in the desert . . .

a lot of people (including myself at times) picture the desert as brown, dry and let’s be honest…kinda ugly… (our governor and her ugly politics don’t help…sorry; i couldn’t resist) but the desert can actually be vibrant and beautiful:

blooming yellow palo verde tree photographed at the xeriscape garden at chaparral park in scottsdale, arizona

the gorgeous palo verde tree — beautiful in bloom, beautiful as it drops it’s flowers and covers the desert in yellow … achoo!! 😉

flower of the desert willow tree, photographed at the xeriscape garden at chaparral park in scottsdale, arizona

desert willow

the desert in bloom, complimentary colors; photographed at the xeriscape garden at chaparral park in scottsdale, arizona

complimentary colors in the arizona desert

okay, this last one i actually photographed at the desert botanical garden in phoenix last month, but i had to include it because it’s a stunning example of color in the desert. i love the gorgeous colors of a prickly pear cactus flower in bloom!

image by [en]frame photography by rachel boyer; photographed at the desert botanical garden in phoenix, arizona

prickly pear cactus in bloom

About enframephotography

fine art and lifestyle photographer in scottsdale, arizona specializing in children and family portraiture and special event photography and celebrating all families through meaningful imagery. visit my etsy store: etsy.com/shop/enframephotography follow me on twitter: @enframephoto pin with me on pinterest: www.pinterest.com/enframephoto
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5 Responses to [ photo walk ] xeriscape garden; chaparral park, scottsdale, arizona

  1. thanks, cat! hope this finds you well! xo

  2. I have been meaning to stop there for years. Thank you for sharing these beautiful photos.

  3. thanks, melissa! it’s a great little spot — some nice textures, shapes and levels for photo shoots too . . .

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