Weekly Photo Challenge: Fresh Flowers

I’m guessing there will be plenty of flower photos showcased for this week’s photo challenge “fresh.” But I’m perfectly okay with that because it’s SPRING! and flowers are always lovely! (smile)

Bartlett Lake Arizona wildflowers

Fresh flowers & Fresh (chilly) water πŸ™‚

Fall and winter are normally my favorite seasons (a byproduct of being forced to hibernate during the summer) but there are those couple of weeks here in the desert where everything miraculously transforms. It’s like the earth itself is excited, which makes it hard not to be excited myself!

Desert Wildflowers

wildflowers saguaro cactus spring in Arizona

AZ Spring

Rocky, barren mystery
Brown, thorny bushes be
Unforgiving, dusty haze
Unbroken, monotonous gaze

Behold the magic of the seasons
Radiant yellow, red, purple reasons
To pause in our pursuits and look again
To notice the signs of winter’s end


This post is also Day 3 of the 5 day challenge. I’m tagging Julie @ A Sawyer’s Daughter to join the fun! If you would like to participate, post a photo every day for five days and write a story to go along with each photo. Your stories can be fiction or non-fiction; short paragraphs, multiple pages, or poems. Each day, please invite one person to carry on the challenge. The challenge is not mandatory and can be refused, but I hope you accept and have fun!

Weekly Photo Challenge: Spring Blossoms

This week’s photo challenge is all about SPRING!! Even though it’s technically moving in to summer here in Phoenix, I’ve still been lucky enough to experience what feels like a long and lovely spring season (smile). Seeing all of the animals frolicking aboutΒ and the blossoms sprouting all around has been an amazing experience – and more noticeable this year for some reason. Maybe I just have a new appreciation for it all (smile). Happy May everyone!!

blossoms, butterfly

Butterfly & Blossoms