Spring Wildflowers in the Desert

It is April here in Phoenix and that means wildflower season is upon us.  I am trying to take advantage of it every chance I get. The dog is certainly loving it. Over the course of the last week, we have set out to enjoy the fresh air which is still cool enough in the morning to get a good start before it gets hot. That is heaven to us Phoenicians, as we will soon be moving into the "hot all day" season. 

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I saw about 6 different types of flowers, none of which I knew the names.  I think I will go back next week with my wildflower book.

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It amazes me how green the desert gets this time of year.  With just a little water from the winter, everything comes alive.  The saguaros are big and fat from water storage and hillsides are covered in flowers. I hope to get out and enjoy more of the blooms while they last.  I seem to go more of a leisurely pace, taking in all the sites and letting nature inspire me.

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