You know what?  I don’t think that I know anyone who doesn’t like spring.  Do you?

This past week, I spent a some time capturing some of the signs of spring around me with my camera.  


I hope you enjoy them…..

The beautiful vermilion colored flowers of the Ocotillo.
Hummingbirds think they are not only beautiful, but delicious as well….

There are signs of new life all around….


Canadian Goslings with their mother.

The desert is starting to bloom as well…..


Flowering Prickly Pear Cactus

I am starting to count down the weeks until the peaches are fully ripe….



I can almost taste the peach jam that I will be making with my mother next month 🙂

Yesterday evening, my daughter and I spent time harvesting carrots from our vegetable garden.




Anyone have a recipe for carrot soup?

How about you?  
What signs of spring do you see where you live?

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Please stop by to read my latest Birds & Blooms blog
“Even Vegetables Need Friends”

Noelle Johnson, aka, 'AZ Plant Lady' is a horticulturist, certified arborist, and landscape consultant who helps people learn how to create, grow, and maintain beautiful desert gardens that thrive in a hot, dry climate. She does this through her consulting services, her online class Desert Gardening 101, and her monthly membership club, Through the Garden Gate. As she likes to tell desert-dwellers, "Gardening in the desert isn't hard, but it is different."

6 replies
  1. Sandra
    Sandra says:

    What a surprise ! Stunning photography ! Very beautiful and unusual ! Your pictures are gorgeous! I like vibrant colours too. I loved those pictures of cactus and birds !
    And you have a nice daughter !

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  2. Liza
    Liza says:

    Nice photos Noelle! I'm a sucker for those Ocotillos.

    Could you do something about the spring winds? Keep them in Arizona or something?

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  3. Mac_fromAustralia
    Mac_fromAustralia says:

    Your landscape is so different to anything I've seen, I love finding out about plants I've never heard of, like the Ocotillo. It's gorgeous, and the photo with the hummingbird is great. I love the photo of your daughter too.

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  4. Tay
    Tay says:

    I love, love, love your site! This is my first spring in Tucson and you take the photos I wish I had taken. I was surprised at the ocotillos – for some reason I thought they would bloom just as they leaf out, all the way up the stalk. But still stunning!

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