These photos are from a trip our family took to Laughlin Nevada at the end of March. Laughlin is at the southern tip of Nevada on the Colorado river. If you cross over the river you are in Arizona. There was so much in bloom, it was beautiful.

The bougainvillea was amazing.

The Colorado river.

Sandcastle fun.

This plant reminded me of fireworks.

Here is the picture that I took of the orange flower...boooring.

Here's the same flower. This photo was taken by my 9 year old son. He did an AMAZING job.

A lovely palm.

These trees had really lovely, exotic looking flowers. The next three photos show close ups of the flowers. If anyone knows the name of this plant, please let me know.

Pretty in pink.

Thank you Susan for hosting Outdoor Wednesday.


  1. Great pics!! Thanks for taking us along!

  2. Boy, you got some beautiful flowers and great shots of the water and your family, too! I had no idea that area looked like this and had plants like these. Loved it all.

    Happy Outdoor Wednesday...


    Sheila :-)

  3. Yes it's amazing how very beachy it looks!

  4. Your outdoor pictures are amazing! And your son is so handsome and a good photographer too!...Christine

  5. Happy Outdoor Wednesday Lisa! Looks like a beautiful day... and gorgeous blooms! Thanks for sharing your photos.~ Susan

  6. Dear Lisa,
    Happy Outdoor Wednesday
    What beautiful pictures...I like all the different textures of the rocks, grasses, and flowers. Your son did an awesome job taking his picture....here in oklahoma we have a county fair and then a state fair-I don't know if you have that but if you did he would have a good chance of winning his age bracket
    enjoyed your blog-
    hugs and blessings

  7. Great photos...your son did do a great job...our oldest daughter can amaze me at how she "sees" things through her lens. Happy Wednesday

  8. Hi Lisa, your pictures are wonderful....really stunning!!! I love the orange flowers! Happy Outdoor Wednesday.


  9. What great photos you have for the end of March. You have a very handsome son, with a good eye for photography. He will be grown before you know it. My son will be a senior next year, time flies by.

    Thanks for sharing!

  10. It looks like you had a beautiful day. Your photos are wonderful. Thanks for sharing them with us. Have a wonderful day.

  11. Oh, I miss my bougainvillea! That and volunteer palm trees!

  12. Wow I love that flower. What beautiful pictures

  13. Gorgeous flowers! I love the river and the sandcastle pictures too. thanks for visiting my blog for outdoor wednesday and sorry I'm late getting here to visit :)

  14. The fireworks plant is called 'cigar plant' up here in Ohio.

    Great blog entry.... I am regretting that I didn't buy one of those annuals this year after looking at your 'explosive' photos!

    Happy Summer Garden TiME!