Sunday, April 3, 2011

Spring in my neighborhood

The gopher plant's unique shape and flowers brighten up the yards of neighbors.

Bunnies appreciate the new foliage.

Gila woodpeckers loudly announce their desire to mate.

The red claret cup assumes its role as the first cactus to bloom each spring.

Right behind it comes
the woolly stalk with blooms only a hummingbird finds beautiful.

And roses.
The tombstone roses veil the walls in white and yellow.

And the rose gardens spring up almost over night
from their severe January pruning.

Snap dragons, long thought to be dead, rise tall and full of color.

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