Arizona, Gratitude and Joy

Day 101 – A Year of Gratitude and Joy – Spring Flowers

I’ve written about flowers before. It’s hard not to when you wander through your neighborhood and spot dozens of different cacti blooming in their rainbow of colors. 

This year, the flowers seem to be taking their time, but the first blooms are huge and bright.

Bright and white and stunning.

Many of the other desert plants are budding, like the paddle cactus. Its blooms will become prickly pears and many will be harvested for juice and nectar.

All those little buds will be harvested after they turn pink/purple.

The moderate spring temps draw so many people outside for walks, we are all enjoying the same images. A neighbor nearby worked in his garage as we wandered past the bottle brush growing uncharacteristically tall … perhaps due to being planted in a pot instead of the ground. My little yard version has become a magnet for bees.

Speaking of bees, my lemon tree is buzzing with activity. When you sit nearby you can hear a distinct hum. It’s amazing because the bees are so busy with the blossoms, they never come over to buzz you and check you out. The powerful scent of lemon blossom fills the air! 

The lemon blossoms in the morning sun hide a few lemons yet to be harvested.

It’s officially spring and the desert is preparing to burst forth with color. Wherever you are, you’re probably seeing the same signs of coming warmth (unless you are south of the equator.)

There’s a whole world out there just waiting to be explored. Enjoy the majesty of the changing seasons.

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