The Desert in Bloom

Over Easter week-end we visited a wonderful place here in Las Vegas called the Springs Preserve. My favorite part of the Springs Preserve is thier large demonstration garden full of walking trails. The purpose of the gardens is to show what plants will grow and thrive in our hot desert heat, without using too much water.

I was amazed at how much was in bloom. It was so beautiful.

I took a boatload of photos. I hope you enjoy them too.





A desert ground squirrel.





Isn't he cute!






There's Mr. Cutie again!







My favorite flower of them all!

14 comments:

  1. Hi Lisa,
    How beautiful everything is! My favoite flower is the bottom one as well!
    Sparkly Hugs,
    Tobi and the Pixies!

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  2. The desert is gorgeous. Love those tall cacti.

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  3. Thanks for sharing your delightful desert photos. Dropping by from Outdoor Wednesday.

    Allison
    AtticMag

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  4. That looks so much like Arizona it brought tears to my eyes!

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  5. Lisa
    I love your favorite flower the most!!! Your photos were so amazing the desert is filled with such beauty. Thank you for sharing all of thos eimages with us.

    Have a wonderful week

    Hugs
    Kate

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  6. I'm always amazed at the colorful flowers that bloom in the desert. Your photos are lovely.

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  7. This looks like a fun place to visit! Joan @Americana By Candlelight

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  8. Looks like you had a wonderful time looking at the desert in bloom.
    Joyce

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  9. These desert photos are amazing!! So colorful and rich! And the little cutie is adorable! Quite the star!
    Thanks for sharing
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  10. What fabulous photos! Beautiful flowers and cacti! Love the cute little ground squirrel! That last flower is quite a handsome one!

    ~ Tracy

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  11. Everything is gorgeous! I've never visited the desert, so I can't imagine what it would be like in real life. I love the windmill. That's what you might see in my neck of the woods. :)

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  12. so beautiful!!! I love your favorite flower of all!

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  13. I enjoyed your photos very much. I may be in the hot south but these plants are sooo foreign to me. I've never seen many of these! So neat to see such beautiful and unusal (to me) plant life. Very enjoyable!

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  14. I enjoyed the tour & like your favorite flower too! And the squirrel was cute GG

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