Photography

Hiking at Saguaro National Park in Tucson, Arizona

Hiking at Saguaro National Park in Tucson, Arizona

While in Tucson, Arizona, some of the PSL team took a little hike at Saguaro National Park. It is a unique desert landscape that has visitors driving a one-way 7 mile loop with occasional stop offs to take in the views and get some nice photos. The time there was made unique as we could see a looming storm in the distance towards the end of the time there. It made for some seriously atmospheric photography! I hope you enjoy! 

A Little Visit to Picacho Peak State Park in Arizona

A Little Visit to Picacho Peak State Park in Arizona

Recently a member of the Plant-Smart Living team went out to Arizona to visit family for the Christmas holiday. They landed in Phoenix, Arizona and proceeded to drive 2 hours south to Tucson. Along the way, they stopped off a the notable half-way point that is Picacho Peak State Park. It becomes visible in the distance nearly 30 minutes before arrival, and provides some really great views that we are not all that accustomed to in Pennsylvania. I hope you enjoy some of these beautiful photos! 

Plant Smart Living’s Photo Collage of the San Diego Zoo!

Plant Smart Living’s Photo Collage of the San Diego Zoo!

Found within San Diego’s major lure, Balboa Park, the San Diego Zoo is internationally renowned as one of the “best zoos” in town. And by town, we mean, the world. As animal lovers and nature enthusiasts, it’s hard to resist the urge to go to a zoo, whether it be a local one or this major tourist attraction. To see some of these animals, especially those that would be considered more “exotic” in nature, in person is a real treat and spectacle. I am glad we did not pass up the opportunity to visit the San Diego Zoo, even though we had to rush through it somewhat because of having to get somewhere with family. Needless to say, though, we soon discovered that this zoo is really too large to be experienced in just a couple of hours. Spend a whole day, or even multiple days, checking out all it has to offer!

Balboa Park in San Diego – A Plant-Smart Living Exhibit

Balboa Park in San Diego – A Plant-Smart Living Exhibit

One of the unexpected treasures of San Diego discovered during out 2015 trip out West was Balboa Park. This is a huge area filled with lots to see and lots to do. No doubt, we at Plant Smart Living spent quite a lot of time exploring the beautiful use of nature as is exemplified in the Japanese Zen Garden and the Arboretum, but there were also other man-made sites to see that are too cool to ignore.

Plant-Smart Living at Torrey Pines State Park and Beach in San Diego, California!


Plant-Smart Living at Torrey Pines State Park and Beach in San Diego, California!


During the summer of 2015, the team of PSL took a trip to visit some family in San Diego, California; and took advantage of this opportunity to also take in some of the beautiful sights Southern CA has to offer. Without a doubt, the landscape is far different than the moderate climate we typically have in Pennsylvania, so we are excited to share our stories and photographs with you! While there is much to see and do in this area, we found ourselves returning to Torrey Pines State Park several times during our week spent in California.

An Adventure to Gollub Park in Easton, PA


An Adventure to Gollub Park in Easton, PA


Gollub Park is found tucked away neatly amongst a semi-populated residential area in Easton, Pennsylvania. It is one of those local parks that you wouldn’t want to drive a long distance to visit (and I wouldn’t recommend it!), but if you live or are visiting the area, it’s well deserving of your time, especially if you want to see some unique views of the area from a place that is not traveled heavily at all.