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 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.


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.


  1. Tracy

    Cool Cacti!

  2. Carol

    Those rose and snapdragon lookalikes are cool! I’m glad you saw them and pointed them out.

  3. Roberta

    Just FYI, your “snapdragon” tree is a desert willow. The flowers range from whitish, to pink, to deep magenta.

  4. Kara S.

    beautiful cactus blooms!!

  5. Missus Wookie

    Thanks for the tree name Roberta – beautiful blossoms 🙂

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