Deserts and Beyond

Deserts and beyond...places in and around the southern California deserts and beyond. Photo taken at Canyon Lake, in the Superstition Mountains of Arizona, December 2011. A few minutes later, after the sun disappeared, these cliffs were their normal color. They were only golden for a short time and I'm glad we were able to view them in their glory.






Wednesday, January 20, 2010

"A" is for acacia~ABC Wednesday 012010





Once warm weather arrives, our sweet acacia trees in our yard burst into bloom! The blossoms have a very sweet smell, hence their name! A tiny bird likes to visit them, I'm sure to get the nectar. We have several of them that have naturalized on their own and now have about a dozen growing in our yard. The ones on the west provide a nice shade canopy for us in the summer. ABC Wednesday for January 20, 2010.

9 comments:

Manang Kim said...

I am very familiar with Acacia tree. The Spaniards was the one who planted it when they colonized our country Philippines for 3 centuries. Some are still standing and some are gone. But I remember them too well because we used to play hide and seek but never dared to climbed up the tree it's just too huge for us little kids then. ^_^ Thanks for sharing this one.

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Brenda's Arizona said...

Do these turn to the yellow carpet we walk on? It is so delicate!

Elcmae said...

Beautiful trees - a lovely splash of colour in the garden.

Elcmae said...

Also love the Native American music in the background. Thanks for sharing.

Rose said...

Lovely! Acacia trees are not native here, but I may have seen these in bloom in Arizona before. What a lovely display of yellow blooms--spring can't come soon enough for me!

photowannabe said...

Pretty puff balls on the Acacia. Nice post for the letter A.

Tumblewords: said...

I'm in envy. Beautiful photos! And awesome subject!

Roger Owen Green said...

Not familiar, but they are lovely.

On behalf of the ABC Wednesday team, which I just joined, thank you!

jay said...

That does look pretty - and to have a sweet scent is a bonus!