We are not the first 'Gronseths' to make it to Arizona, but we are the first from our immediate family.
Dan - I do most of the blogging, photos, artwork you'll see. Came from Wisconsin to Arizona in 1986 after a bicycle trip to the lower 48 states. I've been a park ranger since the end of 1988.
Karen (Bleeker) - Karen came from South Dakota to Arizona in 1989. She has been a teacher and a teacher trainer. We met here in Arizona and were married in 1990.
Erik - Erik came along in 1996. He is pretty smart and likes math, reading, playing the Wii and watching Saturday morning cartoons.
Jakob - Jakob was born in 1999, the last of the 'old millenium' Gronseths - at least amongst our immediate family. Jakob loves people and can seldom stand to be alone for any length of time.
Yes, I went again today and took more pictures. They have a new entryway and there are nice garden squares that are very well done. This month a glass artist has an exhibit opening - it will be showing for a few months. This is going to be something else! I hope to get some awesome shots - both daytime and nighttime. Hope, as in hope to get in to see it and hope the shots come out nicely.
The sun was backlighting this agave's red leaf edge.
Mamillaria cactus with some interesting abberations giong on.
At the cactus house. I like the rich colors this has right near sunset.