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!
The first prickly things I saw were cactus shooting up new growth.
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.
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?
Some lovely blooms getting ready to pop!
Roses are very popular in this area; you’ll find them in all shapes, sizes and colors.
Spring has sprung!
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!
A cool front was working its way through the area and made for some great sky pictures.
Spring is here!
This week it was quite evident that spring had arrived. Trees are leafed out and flowers are in bloom everywhere.
Even the view towards the mountain shows more green along the streets.
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.
Late afternoon brings out all the dog walkers. Bill stopped to visit with a co-worker walking his dog.