|Caesalipinia Pulcherrima, or Red Bird of Paradise|
There are several pools around the house, and believe me, everyone on the tour was ready to jump in! Most of the land is dry and full of brush and cacti, but there are some gardens right by the house with some pretty flowers and lots of sculpture.
And I loved these trees, they are called Palo Verdes trees, and they are the state tree of Arizona. The picture doesn't show it so well, but the bark is a really pretty chartreusey green.
|Palo Verde tree|
We ate dinner tonight at a restaurant in Scottsdale called Bloom (shrimp tagliatelle for Walt, and roast chicken and stuffing for moi), and now it's time to pack up. We leave for home tomorrow afternoon. A great trip for us, good to see some places so totally new and different. And the Grand Canyon--that was the best. A good vacances.