Hello friends. Thanks for stopping by for Tuesday Tidbits.
It’s starting to warm up here in The Valley of the Sun… aka Phoenix, Arizona. So that means we get up a bit earlier to get our outdoor activities done in the cooler temperatures.
The Season for Saguaro Blooms
My walks and bike rides are earlier and I have enjoyed the saguaros blooming in our neighborhood and all around the area. They tend to bloom a bit later in the Spring then the other cacti.
Spring in the Sonoran Desert
The other cacti are still blooming as well. Here is my neighbor’s pink cacti.
And these purple blossoms found on this particular tree is a delight to the eyes.
Spring in the desert is wonderful!
We did get out for a small adventure this week to an abandoned Pumice Quarry.
Opal could be found on the surface of some of the Pumice.
I did enjoy spending time taking care of some overgrowth in our backyard. Lots of trimming but this little guy can see out into the yard now!
And my white petrified wood that has quite a bit of Druzy on it can be easily seen now.
This Weeks Creature Feature!
With warmer temperatures the lizards come out to play. We enjoy watching them do push ups on top of our backyard wall.
Every year we enjoy watching the race. We did not have a party this year but we made sure to join in the fun with those who attended Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky. Mint Juleps for the both of us!
Did your horse win? Our horses did not. But it’s so fun to watch along with all the Hats and Outfits!
It’s always nice to hear from you. Thanks goes out to all of you for following along. I appreciate your kindness. Sending well wishes for you to have a beautiful Tuesday and a lovely week ahead.
37 thoughts on “Tuesday Tidbits #125 The Calendar Says May”
Thanks, Nancy, for all those wonderful pictures and have a great week,
Well thank you my friend! I am so happy you enjoyed them all. Happy Tuesday Pit!
Your garden is beautiful Nancy. I love the blooms on the Saguaro Cactus. I hadn’t seen those before.
They are something else aren’t they Chris. We love when our saguaros bloom. Thanks for enjoying our garden too. Thank you for the visit. Enjoy your day Chris.
Happy May, Nance! I appreciate this slice of the desert!
And that slice sure did enjoy your visit!
Happy Tuesday Mr. Mark!
Beautiful desert photos.
Thanks so much Tim! Enjoy your day!
I always love seeing your cactus flowers. You give me a virtual trip to spring in the desert! Thanks! Went to a friends house the day of the Kentucky Derby. No one was dressed up this year but it’s always fun to see the women’s hats. The race was a good one. Happy Tuesday!
The race was a good one. We had fun watching.
Thank you so much for enjoying your Virtual Visit of our Desert Spring.
Happy Tuesday Beth!
I love the cactus blooms. We miss the saguaro glowers every year because we have to leave so early.
Well I’m so glad you enjoyed these pictures of the saguaros. The desert misses you.
Thanks for the visit, Mary. Happy Tuesday!
The desert blooms are truly amazing, Nancy. I never realized all the cacti blooms were so pretty until I met you in the blogging world. Your adventures are always so interesting. I didn’t watch the Derby, we were welcoming Wyatt and Mommy home from the hospital. I love seeing all the hats.
Wishing you a most wonderful Tuesday, my friend!
Hello Sweet Pam… I’m so glad that I have shared all these beautiful cacti blooms. That way you know why we enjoy this time of year out here.
We enjoy our adventures too. They keep us young.
Sending hugs to your dear Pam. Enjoy your Tuesday my friend.
The saguro blooms are spectacular and your own garden is just a blaze of beautiful color! Isn’t this season lovely?
It sure is my friend! It’s our favorite time of the year out here!
Happy Tuesday my friend!
Those cactus blooms never cease to amaze me, and that unusual tree looks like a Bauhinias – commonly known as a Hong Kong Orchid Tree.
Well Clare I may have to look into that. Thank you for letting me know about that kind of tree.
I’m so happy you get to see these cacti blooms. Are there cacti or succulents in your country of Australia? Is there a desert there?
Happy Day my friend. It’s always so good to hear from you!
(I saw this on my way to work, then forgot to reply when I got home – sorry) Yes to both. We have lots of succulents, many commercially available, and about 20% of our continent is dessert – red and hot and, when we were travelling around Australia, we were in the hottest part of our country when it was the hottest place on earth at the time. It was 45 degrees C or 113 degrees F. Hot!!
I remember when you were traveling all around Australia. Thank you for letting me know about your deserts as well as succulents. Happy Weekend Clare!
That second shot is stunning, Nancy ♥
Thank you Teri! Had my good camera out that day.
Enjoy your day my friend.
Oh Nancy, I’m in cactus heaven! What beautiful photos, the blooms are stunning! My sister just moved to Phoenix!
Well… you may be coming out here someday to visit!!! Yay! Yay!
Those Saguaro blooms are gorgeous and so exotic looking to my Southern-eyes Nancy! Wishing you a Happy week ♥
Thank you so much Mary! We call them our Desert Spring Bonnets. And thank you so much for a lovely week. You do the same dear friend.
Having never been to a desert, I never knew how many beautiful flowers and cacti there are! I have never seen white petrified wood. I have a piece but it is a reddish brown color. Your garden is gorgeous as well Nancy. If I lived there I would be taking pictures every day.
Thank you so much Diane. I try to share as many pictures of the desert as I can so that many can see the vast beauty of it. Plus Arizona is absolutely gorgeous!
Thank you for enjoying!
Have a wonderful weekend my friend!
Such beautiful blooms on the cacti! And your pics are gorgeous.
Thank you! I am so happy you enjoyed them! Enjoy your weekend!
I miss the cactus blooms! Great pictures!! Springtime in the desert!!!
Hi Kirt Thank you! The cactus blooms miss you too!
Happy weekend to you!
Such beautiful photos of blooms – would love to see them one day. I also find your knowledge of rocks so impressive – pumice with opal and petrified wood with crystals are fascinating.
Thank you my friend. Sweet man and I belong to a Rock and Gem Club. I have learned a lot over the years due to that membership. I hope you come to Arizona one day. Lots to see and do!
Thank you for the visit!
I think your photography skills just keep increasing. These are gorgeous photos that highlight your subject!
Thank you so very much! Sometimes the good camera comes out. I am glad you enjoyed the bee captures!
Have a great week!