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~Catalina State Park

~Catalina State Park in Oro Valley, AZ – End of 2022

I don’t believe there is anything negative I could say about this park. It is a “gem” of an Arizona state park. It is so well loved that it is hard to get reservations during the winter months.

Catalina State Park is located at the base of the Santa Catalina Mountains. It is home to nearly 5,000 saguaros and desert plants. There are 5,500 acres of foothills and canyons that offer opportunities for camping, hiking, and bird watching. The park is home to more than 150 species.

If you get tired of bird watching you can ride your horse or your bike. Right outside the  park you can connect to the walking/riding trail system called The Loop and ride or walk for miles and miles. I believe The Loop is 131 miles long.

There are restaurants and shopping minutes away. If you get tired of the serenity of the park you can visit some of the other local attractions:

 We have visited this park so many times over the years and it never gets old. It is a favorite destination of ours.

Clouds over the Santa Catalina mountains.

I think I might have a few bird photos to share  😉 along with some beautiful sunset photos. Until next time….

~Signs of Autumn

“Autumn paints in colors Summer will never see.” ~ 

“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.” ~ Albert Camus

“No spring nor summer beauty hath such grace as I have seen in one autumnal face.” ~ John Donne

The leaves are changing; I feel poetry in the air.” ― Laura Jaworski.

“No season appeals to the eyes as much as autumn; no season touches the souls as much”

“Autumn has arrived. I hear it in the whispering of leaves.” ― Anujj Elviis.

“Autumn is the time when Nature takes her watercolor to the trees.” ― Laura Jaworski.


“When gifts are given to me through my camera, I accept them graciously.” ~ Minor White