Saturday, April 24, 2010

Springtime in the DESERT

Recently I took some photos of the springtime blooms around my house and neighborhood,
I thought I'd share a few with you. Okay it's more than a few, but I got carried away by the beauty of it all. A lot of people think that in the desert there really isn't much of a springtime or many blooms at all. I wanted to show you all that aren't very familiar with the desert that there is quite a bit of blooming going on in the spring. What never ceases to amazes me is that some of the most magnificent and incredibly beautiful flowers bloom on cactus's. It's such a contrast because you see the thorns that are long, sharp and just waiting to poke you, and in between those thorns are the prettiest flowers. They are big and bright and oh so beautiful.
You'll find that most people either love the desert or hate it, me, I adore the desert. You can find such beauty here everywhere you look. You should see this mountain behind my house, it's truly breathtaking. It's called the Superstition Mountains and there is also all kinds of tales about the mountain from centuries ago. About the miners looking for gold and people finding treasure up at the top of the mountain. Supposedly a lot of people still think there is gold in the mountains. Maybe I'll try and take a picture of the mountain to show you all next. In the meantime, I hope you enjoy my pictures of the desert in bloom.


  1. Sounds like you live in a wonderfully different environment to me Shannon (!) I love bougainvillea = it reminds me of holidays abroaad. The colours in your photos are gorgeous

  2. Shannon, those pictures are breathtakingly gorgeous! I don't think I could live in the desert - I am so in love with all the tress here in Ohio!! But, it is important to be happy anywhere we are planted. Great to see that you have such beauty all around you!

  3. Hi Shannon, thank you for sharing some of the beauty that surrounds you every day...those pics are amazing, & thanks also for taking the time to visit my blog & commenting :)

  4. thanks for the gorgeous, I mean gorgeous, photos!!!!!!!!!
    May I use them in challenge collages in backgrounds?
    Credit would go to you of course for the image!

  5. Those flowers are absolutely breathtaking.
    The pictures really captured the beauty of those magnificent flowers.