And just like that -- the first day of June is officially here! I know I tend to say this this every month, but I swear - this year is just zooming on by! June first brings a day full of warm weather (100+ degree temps), lots of iced coffee (finally -- my favorite drink is seasonally appropriate everywhere else, haha) and a bouquet of the prettiest peonies I've ever seen - in bigs thank to my sweet guy who surprised me with them yesterday! While I know June will hold lots of adventures of it own, I wanted to share a recent day trip that Scott and I took to Superior, Arizona to visit the Boyce Thompson Arboretum! It was a super sunny and warm day, but that didn't stop us from adventuring around this beauty place!
The arboretum itself is the largest and oldest botanical garden in the state of Arizona, and is also one of the oldest botanical institutions west of the Mississippi. It was founded in 1924 as a desert plant research facility and “living museum." It's also located beneath Picketpost Mountain, a volcanic remnant. Today, it's a pretty popular destination for getting out of the city, taking in a little greenery and a place to go on a nice desert walk. They also have a super pretty cactarium (like the one at Moorten's in Palm Springs!) that I could literally spend hours in!
I promise to give ya a peek into the actual cactarium soon, but the outside of the building was just so pretty and light-filled! This spot actually seems to be pretty popular with the local photogs, so you know -- I just had to join in on the fun! ;) On a side note, this summer hat from Cuyana has been such a staple in my wardrobe lately! It's the perfect size + fit, lightweight, breezy and goes with just about everything! I've heard that it's been going fast, so I would suggest getting your hands on it now if ya can! xo
What does the month of June hold for you? Any travels, trips to the beach or plans to road trip across the desert? Scott and I are excited for our next market (Pineapple Triangle on June 10th), along with some time to just rest, relax and prepare for our next big trip later on this summer (promise to share where we're headed to soon)! Happy June, friends!