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.






Thursday, March 11, 2010

Signs of Spring~Nature Notes 031110
















After our seemingly unending days of clouds and rain, signs of spring are popping up around my yard. The flowering peach tree that I bought has beautiful pink blossoms. My sweet peas are growing like weeds and are beginning to bloom. In fact, I just picked my first bunch of them which now sits on my table in the kitchen. Sweet peas bring back such fond memories. My grandfather grew beautiful, thick bunches of them and Grandma always had them on her kitchen table. I missed their smell and my first whiff brought back so many memories! We FINALLY have a warm, clear weekend forecast and I'll be out looking for wildflowers at that time! Signs of spring in the desert!

5 comments:

Kate said...

Beautiful flowers! Thank you.

ramblingwoods said...

How lucky to have this bounty so soon. We have had a warm day but it will be a while before anything turns green here..Isn't it amazing how something simple can trigger such a wonderful memory and we want to experience that over and over again....Thank you for participating in Nature Notes....Michelle

eileeninmd said...

Lucky you to see blooms already. It will be awhile before we see any here. Pretty flowers.

MyMaracas said...

Flowers already! Lucky you! And what a wonderful memory your sweet peas bring.

®osadimaggio63 said...

Belle queste foto di inizio estate californiana... buona domenica :-)