Here in Arizona, spring can pass you by in the blink of an eye. One minute it's winter, the next it's 100+ degrees and summer, whether the calendar makes it official or not. This year, I have made a point of savoring every beautiful moment of spring. As I continue to play with and learn about my new camera, I have been looking for spring flowers through the lens. Here are some of my favorite photos.
I usually think of the desert as a dusty, brown landscape dotted by nothing but cactus. This spring, I particularly searched for bursts of color and I found more than I expected. I found so many vibrant and beautiful colors when I stopped to look for them. From the bright fuchsia of the bougainvillea to the golden yellow of the palo verde flowers, the desert is awash in colors!
I saw many of these flowers during my recent visit to the Desert Botanical Gardens in Phoenix. The DBG is always such a treat to visit. I usually gravitate to the succulent garden, but this visit I paid special attention to the flowers. Just when I thought I'd seen most desert flowers, something new and unusual amazes me, like the flower in the photo above. I have no idea what sort of flower this pink and purple beauty is, but it sure caught my attention. It almost looks like a sea anemone, with their long and colorful tentacles!
Even Emmie is enjoying our beautiful desert spring! She is fascinated by the gorgeous bougainvillea in my backyard. If she's not sniffing the flowers, she is chasing after the blossoms that have fallen off and are blowing around the yard. She also appreciates that our walks are a little longer when the weather is this nice!
I hope you enjoyed these photos of my desert spring! If you are looking for me, I'll probably be behind the lens hunting down more photo-worthy flowers to share with you!