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Monday Morning Walk May 9 – 365 – 129

It was a short walk this morning, due to it being so windy, but I found several things to take pictures of!

mimosa tree

Our mimosa tree in the front yard is beginning to show signs of growth, even after the radical trim job it received in March.

cactus blossoms

A cactus whose blossoms look just like rose buds!

American flag

See how the flag stands straight out? Did I mention it was windy?

blossoms

Blossoms that look like snapdragons but are on a tree!

tree in bloom

The tree with snapdragon-like blossoms.

Ocotillo cactus in bloom

An Ocotillo Cactus in bloom.

Ocotillo cactus blossoms

Orange-colored flame-like flowers on the tips of the ocotillo cactus limbs. Notice the blimp in the background.

Huachuca Mountains

The Huachuca Mountains. Notice the lighter green showing towards the top? That appeared a couple of weeks ago, a very bright green. I suspect that is new leaf growth on trees, contrasting with the darker green/brown of the cedars that grow on the mountain.

flowering bush

A pretty blossoming bush that is very common here, but I don’t have a clue what it is called.

flower garden

A lovely display of flowers in a front yard, highlighted by an iris in the background. There are not many irises growing around here, but every now and then you see a few.

flowers

And one last flowering something … these grow all over the place and I’ve seen them in Florida also. They must like sandy soil and not care whether it is wet or dry.

Monday Morning Walk – Prickly Things – 365 – 108

I took just a short walk this morning, more to stretch my legs than to take pictures for the blog. But I still found some interesting things to share. Spring is in full-bloom here and the sun is fast warming up the days. When I heading out to walk, the temperature was just 60 degrees, so I grabbed a jacket, but I needn’t have bothered. Before I even got around the corner I was peeling the jacket off and tying it around my waist. The sun is warm!

Cacti

The first prickly things I saw were cactus shooting up new growth.

cactus

cactus

cactus

This was one of the cacti that suffered so during our February zero snap. This particular cactus was trimmed to nearly the base after it froze. It does appear like it will survive just fine, if slightly smaller for a while.

cactus

This cactus was not trimmed and shows no evidence of new growth. Would it have done so if it had been trimmed? Or did it just get froze more solidly?

cactus

Some lovely blooms getting ready to pop!

Roses

Roses are very popular in this area; you’ll find them in all shapes, sizes and colors.

roses

roses

roses

roses

Spring has sprung!

Monday Morning Walk on Tuesday – 365 – 096

This week’s Monday Morning Walk was taken Tuesday afternoon, after I finished taxes!  They are done!  All that is left is filing and writing two checks.  <sigh>  Not happy about owing, but I am happy they are done and I am happy there is money in the bank to pay what we owe.  It was a good year.

Bill and I took our usual late afternoon walk yesterday and I brought my camera along.  So here is what the neighborhood looks like this week!

Stormy Skies

A cool front was working its way through the area and made for some great sky pictures.

ominous sky

ominous sky

Spring is here!

This week it was quite evident that spring had arrived.  Trees are leafed out and flowers are in bloom everywhere.

rose

flowers

cactus in bloom

palms

tree in bloom

sage bush in bloom

Even the view towards the mountain shows more green along the streets.

Huachuca Mountains

Still no rain, though.  We’ve had no rain since early September and only one very small snow fall, less than an inch, all winter.  The brown in the background will stay brown until July when the monsoon season begins.

Dog Walking

Late afternoon brings out all the dog walkers. Bill stopped to visit with a co-worker walking his dog.

dog walking

dog face

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