Rebecca Wilks

Rebecca Wilks; Photographer, Teacher, Yarnellian, Do-Gooder

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Six Dollars a Pop

Sunrise Above Lake Pleasant AZ

I didn’t realize there was a pattern until yesterday, when I pulled the cash out of my pocket for a third time.  I discovered that I was touring the Maricopa County Parks in my quest for wildflowers.

For the record, the County parks do have an annual pass, but at $85, I’d have to make 15 trips to make the purchase worthwhile.  Perhaps their discount books are more appealing;

            3 coupons for $15 (a $3 saving)

5 coupons for $24 (a $6 saving)

10 coupons for $45 (a $15 saving)

When other responsibilities keep me from an actual road trip, day trips must do.  Actually, Spring is a great time to be in the desert, close to home.

I find that things change quickly in the spring and strive to be nimble in my planning. Here are some great resources with fresh information about which areas which are in bloom.  

Here’s a sampling of what I found;

Poppies, Estrella Mountain Park AZ
Cactus and Phacelia, Estrella Mountain Park AZ

Phacelia, White Tanks

Backlighted Poppy, White Tanks

Poppy and Lupine, Lake Pleasant

Poppy carpet, Lake Pleasant

There are more Spring images in the Spring in Arizona Gallery on the website.

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