Saturday, November 1, 2014

Boyce Thompson Arboretum

My friend Marilyn picked me up at 9:00AM this morning and we headed for The Boyce Thompson Arboretum a 45 minute drive from Apache Junction and 3 miles from Superior, AZ.  I don't even know how or where to begin to explain how beautiful this place is. In the Arboretum is an Australian Walk About. Marilyn, daughter of missionary parents, was raised in the Outback of Australia amongst a tribe of primitive Aborigines. So I had my own docent for the day. She has volunteered as a docent here at the Arboretum in the past.

I love butterflies and they were very busy in the Arboretum today.

This is a pomegranate tree. 

Marilyn said this could easily be a rest stop for an aborigine as they were on the move, and didn't pitch a tent etc. for a nights rest or to get out of the sun.

At one point in time, many years ago this was Mr. Thompson's home. It is in a restoration process now.

The bench is for one to rest now, but many, many years ago this cave was used by the local Indians.

Another original building on the Arboretum Grounds. It was a wonderful day. We ate our lunch at a picnic table in the shade of beautiful trees. Marilyn, I hope I got my facts straight and if I didn't please correct me and I'll make sure I tell it right. :)