Happy First Day of Spring

California poppies welcome spring to the desert
California poppies welcome spring to the desert

It’s March 20, 2017 and today is the first official day of spring. I know it seems like spring just bypassed us here under the heat of the Arizona desert sun, but if you look closely you will see the striking beauty of the desert heading into full bloom. Wild flowers are springing up along trails and roadsides, and the sweet smell of citrus blossoms fills the air. 

Wildflowers bloom at the base of the Superstition Mountains
Wildflowers bloom at the base of the Superstition Mountains

A variety of colors carpet the desert floor in springtime
A variety of colors carpet the desert floor in springtime
In springtime the desert turns green with little bursts of color popping up everywhere
In springtime the desert turns green with little bursts of color popping up everywhere
California poppies make their way up through the harsh and prickly desert floor to bask in the spring air
California poppies make their way up through the harsh and prickly desert floor to bask in the spring air
Cactus blooms along the Butcher Jones Trail at Saguaro Lake
Cactus blooms along the Butcher Jones Trail at Saguaro Lake
A purple prickly pear cactus shows off its spring fashion with bright yellow and red blooms
A purple prickly pear cactus shows off its spring fashion with bright yellow and red blooms

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. Ingrid says:

    I’ve never seen the Phoenix valley so alive with blooms. It’s beautiful, isn’t it!

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    1. Ourtripylife says:

      It’s amazing isn’t it? I love spring time in the desert!

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