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Happy Sunday! 

Love yourself. It is important to stay positive because beauty comes from the inside out. Jenn Proske

Lots of beautiful flowers from Springtime at the Botanical Gardens in a Phoenix, Arizona.  Oh how hot it is outside right now!  105 degrees today and expecting 111 on Thursday!   So until I can get back outside, I will share these flowers here!  

Until tomorrow, LAF 

Arizona · Day Trips

A New Look!  

Yes, Have Teacup Will Travel has a new look!   I was so uninspired by my last theme for my blog and after lots of trying I think I like the new look!   

I have lots of cool ideas for new blog posts and tons of photographs to share.  I am trying to be more creative and spend more time here and less time looking at Facebook!  A few things I would like to focus on are places to visit, websites and blogs I enjoy, lists, things to do for fun in Arizona and the Southwest.  Trying to challenge myself and share more.  Will definitely be an experience.   

The above photo was taken at Out of Africa Wildlife Park.  I don’t get to go there often enough that is for sure.   A few more photos of the beautiful animals… 

This giraffe was hilarious, he literally got in the bus with us…. right over my head…

The Tiger was beautiful …

It was feeding time.  The animals were happy and hungry! 

I hope you will come back and check out all the pics I have to share, I literally have a cloud bursting at the seems.  

Until tomorrow, LAF 

Arizona · botanical gardens · Cactus · Day Trips · photography

Happy Sunday!  Life is Hard!  

Life is hard!  It’s true, mentally, physically, financially, socially, you name it at times it is very difficult.   I always have a hard time with life at this time of year, it’s so hot here (Arizona), the heat goes on forever, I feel trapped in my home, car and office.  Thank God for air conditioning, but I yearn for cooler days.   

Just like SAD in the northern region in winter I begin to get depressed and unmotivated in June when the heat rises.  Even when the possibility of going in a friends pool for the day sounds miserable due to the bath water temperature of the water!   It’s hard to believe that the constant heat can have such an effect on me!   I think what I miss the most is in the Summer I hardly take any photographs, which is an important part of my mental, physical and creative health!   

So for today I will post some photos from a cooler day at the Arizona Sonoran Desert Museum in Tucson, Arizona.   The Arizona Sonoran Desert Museum is a 98-acre Zoo, aquarium, botanical garden, natural history museum and art gallery founded in 1952.  It is truly someplace you can spend all day.   

The view from one of the trails is beautiful and like a patchwork quilt …

The animals …

The frogs …

The flowers and Desert flora …

Here is to cooler days!   Come back soon for more pics from this wonderful place!  

Until tomorrow, LAF 

Arizona · Day Trips · photography

Tovrea Castle – Part 2

I was always fascinated, even as a child, by antiques and ancient times. I always felt I should have been born in the 17th or 18th century. They really had a big stone castle with authentic furniture. Margaret O’Brien

Jewel of the Desert or Wedding Cake Castle 

Tours are required to visit this amazing castle. Tours are also sold out way in advance, so check out their website to see when they are available.  

And finally, a photo of the Phoenix skyline …

Until tomorrow, LAF