The Moorten's beautiful home, part of the Moorten Botanical Garden
Looking down one of the pathways in the Moorten Botanical Garden. There are over 3,000 species of cacti and succulents from all over the world. I had the luck to work for Cactus Slim and his wife Patricia, 1971 - 1972, when I first moved to the desert. They were two unique individuals and I feel fortunate to have had the opportunity to know them both. Cactus Slim is the only man I have ever met who could say, "Phooey!" and have it sound like a dirty word. I can tell Cactus Slim stories for hours because my year with him was so amazing.