Tuesday Tidbits #221 A Sonoran Desert Spring

Hello Friends!

I hope your Easter or Passover was wonderful.

Sonoran Desert Spring

There’s just something about Spring. After a long winter where the landscape lies dormant… then all of a sudden the landscape begins to blossom. Spring has Sprung. I love it!

The desert floor is covered in many different kinds of yellow flowers.
Alive with color!

The Sonoran desert Spring temperatures have begun to warm up. It was a longer then usual winter here, cold and damp. Finally, we are able to enjoy the perfect temps that we are known for. This is the best time of the year to visit the Southwest as it is in all its glory. It’s warm and colorful! Many people tend to travel here at this time of year… to enjoy what we already know and love.

The array of colors in this area was incredible.

This is the time to slow down and surround yourself with nature. Not only are the wildflowers blooming but the cacti are beginning to share in the fun as well.

I enjoy seeing a cactus in the wild that has begun to bud.
Such a transformation!
Can you find two pink cacti blooming? Those are wild hedgehog cacti.
Here is a closer view of a Hedgehog Cactus in bloom.

Our Backyard Gardens

Just like the wild areas of the desert that continues to burst into a myriad of colors so does our backyard.

The Palo Verde tree really is green. Many newcomers to the desert think their trunks have been painted.
Our gardens have sprung!
Pink Globe Mallow
Our hedgehog gives us lots of smiles!

And since I am sharing the pink in our yard… Our Queen Elizabeth rose has begun to bloom.

Our first Queen Elizabeth rose this season.

I hope you are able to get out and feel the warmth of the sun on your face and let the sounds of nature encompass you.

“Let us dance in the sun,
wearing wild flowers in our hair.”

Blogger Meet Up

Speaking of roses… I met up with these lovely gals.


Bottom picture: Back Row: Nancy from TwoTrailsOneRoad , Teri from Second Wind Leisure Perspectives, Marsha from Always Write Blog, Ingrid from Live Laugh RV, Jodi from Jodi’s Touch of Style, and Janet from This, That and The Other Thing.

We laughed, giggled and chatted the whole entire time we were together! So happy to have them all be new Gal Pals! Jodi’s, Teri’s and Marsha’s husbands came as well. It was wonderful to meet them too! We all hope to get together in May!

Thank You

As I always try to convey… we sure do appreciate all of you. Thank you for joining us for another Tuesday Tidbits.

This is the desert!

Wishing all of you a wonderful week ahead. Enjoy what this upcoming week brings to you. And whatever you have planned… make every day count and be thankful for your Blessings. Stay safe out there my friends!

39 thoughts on “Tuesday Tidbits #221 A Sonoran Desert Spring

  1. Good morning, Nancy! Spring in your area is just gorgeous! You have shared so many beautiful blooms. Spring is finally arriving here in Oklahoma, and I find it difficult to stay indoors. I’ve washed all the outdoor furniture and windows, weeded the flower beds, and have started a notebook for all my planting ideas. I plan on visiting our local nursery this weekend. Sweet friend, I hope you have a most wonderful week ahead!

  2. So many beautiful flowers! You know I love the cacti! There is nothing more fun than a blogger get together! My sister and her husband and my brother and his wife both have left the chaos of Southern California and have moved to the Phoenix suburbs, they are loving it! I need to come visit you all!

    1. Oh Jenna… when you decide to visit them please let me know.
      And whenever I post pictures of cactus blooms… I think of you!
      Happy Tuesday!

  3. What a blooming beautiful desert you capture. What a fun gathering of gorgeous gals you had. Blog on!

  4. How fun to meet up with a group of lovely and fun bloggers, great photos! The desert floor is amazing in yellow. Wow, your garden is showing out, the hedgehog cactus is beautiful. Wishing you a lovely Tuesday!!

  5. Your spring colors are gorgeous. There are so many kinds of beauty, and the desert has its own special kind. How fun to see your blogging buddies at your meetup. Have a great week!

  6. It was such a delightful blogger meet up that may have been the inspiration I needed to get me back to blogging. My head is swirling with ideas. Love the desert this time of year. Thanks for sharing!

  7. Hi Nancy, your floral pics are gorgeous! A southwest spring was just what we needed to experience after our long, cold winter! We sure had fun meeting for lunch, it was a pleasure to meet you! Back to cold and snowy mountain peaks as we approach Helena, Montana.

  8. The desert at its stunning best. Your yard’s beautiful! I hope we can do something like it when we move into our house. I want more than just cacti, lovely as they can be.

    1. Thanks for enjoying our backyard. We love spending time out here.
      I love cactus but I also love color.
      Have a wonderful week ahead. Thanks for visiting!

  9. Absolutely beautiful! I’m sitting here imagining how warm and perfect your weather must be right now. And how fun to meet the other bloggers. I’m going to check out their sites. Thanks for the introductions!

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