So, after school yesterday, I drove home, changed into my shorts, grabbed my camera, and made it to the Living Desert Reserve before their 4:00 p.m. closure. The park is actually open until 5:00 and there were still quite a few people walking through the park in the late afternoon. I'm such a morning person that I forget the long, afternoon shadows are so beautiful! And, the park was very quiet. No screaming kids!!! I walked for an hour, leisurely strolling through the garden center and some of the bird exhibits. It was so nice to have this time and space to myself! I should do this more often. Here are some pics from yesterday's stroll.