Enjoying the Desert Spring!

Hey everyone!  I know that some of you are still experiencing some chilly weather, while others are just starting to see some signs of Spring.  Here in the Arizona desert, Spring is definitely HERE, and we are enjoying every last day of it.  We know what is lurking around the corner, so I thought I'd share some of the backyard beauty we have been relishing.

Yes, I still have a couple of these that are very healthy and enjoying the great outdoors.  Since they are a tropical plant, I may try to find a shadier spot around the patio and plant
 them -- nothing to lose, right?

The Marguerite Daisy is new this year, but the Lobelia is a survivor from last year.

Love having a pot of herbs near the patio for quick access to the kitchen.

These succulents are from last year.

This is the prettiest geranium we've ever had.  We planted it last year as a 6" pot-size, and it is 
about two feet square now.

This Verbena is 2+ years old.  It always looks really bad during the heat of our summer, but then
it "Springs" back to life and is prettier each year.

Dwarf Peach

Lisbon Lemon -- the scent is intoxicating!

Cutie Pie Orange

Meyer Lemon


Lady Banks Rose

Oh, and we are seeing a lot of these this time of year!  I heard that familiar sound of the burner, grabbed my camera and ran outside.  I wasn't really expecting it to be so close, but such a thrill.  It actually came down even lower, but I was too busy waving to the people to take any more pics!  BTW, I did nothing to enhance this photo -- the sky was just that blue!

Hope you enjoyed seeing what's growing, blooming and flying overhead here in the desert.  Please know you are always welcome here!  Have a great week!

I may be partying with some of these fine bloggers this week:

The Tablescaper at The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sundays
Karen at Sew Many Ways for Sew Darn Crafty
Cindy at Dwellings--The Heart of Your Home for Amaze Me Monday
Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday
Kathryn at The Dedicated House for Make It Pretty Mondays
Toni at A Bowl Full of Lemons for One Project at a Time
Maria Elena at Our Home Away from Home for Tuesdays at Our Home
Marty at A Stroll Thru Life  for Inspire Me Tuesday
Leslie at House on the Way for Twirl & Take a Bow
Mary Beth at Cupcakes and Crinoline for Project Inspired
Suzy at Worthing Court for The Scoop
Karin at The Style Sisters for Centerpiece Wednesday
Kelly at Live Laugh Rowe for Live Laugh Linky Party
Richella at Imparting Grace for Grace at Home
Pamela at From My Front Porch to Yours for Treasure Hunt Thursday
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