2018 Spring Ironwood Blossoms

For the last few weeks, I talked about the photos I took of peach tree and Saguaro blossoms. This week, I wanted to share the last set photographs I took of 2018 spring blossoms.

The last set of photographs are of Ironwood tree blossoms. Normally, the Ironwood trees near my home do not blossom as much as they did this year. Every single Ironwood tree I saw was covered in lavender purple blossoms. They were so beautiful and I’m so happy I got to see them and take photos of the blossoms! Continue reading “2018 Spring Ironwood Blossoms”

2016 Peach Tree Blossoms

I was so busy earlier this year that I forgot to post photos of this year’s peach tree blossoms!

Since the temperatures in Arizona were unseasonably warm, the peach trees bloomed a month early. Other plants bloomed early as well, but the peach trees where the ones that drew the most attention from bees, butterflies, beetles, and even a hummingbird. Although I was unable to take pictures of all the animals visiting the peach trees, I still have some very nice pictures of the blossoms!

Since I took so many pictures of the blossoms, I’m posting a few here. The rest can be found in my Flickr albums for February 2016 and Mach 2016 nature photos. Since I normally put all the nature photos I took during that particular month in the albums, you will probably see photos of different blossoms and sunset photos in it. Enjoy the photos!

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Saguaro Cactus Blossoms and Fruit

If anyone knows about when the Saguaro cactus bloom, they probably think it’s odd I’m making a post about the Saguaro blossoms in the last half of June is a little odd. Saguaros like to bloom in May, not June, but thanks to the unseasonably cool temperatures for May the Saguaros are blooming a little late this year. Some of the Saguaros around where I live already bloomed back in early April and their fruit already fell off, but those particular Saguaros have a track record of blooming early and their fruit falling off early as well.

Back in May, I was too ill from the pain my growth spurts caused to go out for a walk to the Saguaros that were blooming and take photos. And in June I was too busy working to go and take photos of the Saguaro blooms, but a few days ago I was able to go out and take photos of the Saguaros that still have buds or the blooms have now become fruit.

The photos are not as impressive as it would be if I took photos of the blossoms in full bloom, but hey! I’m glad to get photos of this year’s blossoms at all! I also took some photos of the ribs of a cactus that fell over this past winter and the discoloration to one of the Saguaros has after the major freezing this past January. (The frost didn’t melt until past 10 AM, which is so weird for the deserts of Arizona!)

I hope you enjoy the photos!

February 2015 Spring Blossom Photos (And a few sunsets)

To make a long story short, I missed photographing the cactus blossoms this year. And I’m also missing photographing the saguaro blossoms as well, so in order to make up for the lack of blossom photos, I’ll show you some photos I took back in February.

All the photos in this post are from my Flickr account. The rest of the photos can be found in the February 2015 Nature Photos album.

Feb 2015 Nature

Feb 2015 Nature

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2015 Spring Blossoms- The March 6th Version

It’s that time of year when I make a post of all the flowers and blossoms I find near my house. The plants began to blossom a few weeks ago, but they slowly began to get more and more flowers. Since I’m not sure how much they’ll blossom this year, I decided to take photos before they either fall off or the plants die.

I’m sure there will be other plants blossoming in the future but I’m not sure when that will happen. Once it happens, I’ll take more photos and make another post with the new photos.

All the photos in this post was taken on March 6, 2015. (Thus why this post is “The March 6th Version”) All the photos are linked from Flickr and, when clicked on, the photos will take you to the photo on Flickr.

I only got photos of two blossoms near my house. The first blossom the brittle bush blossoms…

March 2015 Nature Photos

March 2015 Nature Photos

And the last are the peach tree blossoms…

March 2015 Nature Photos

March 2015 Nature Photos

March 2015 Nature Photos

March 2015 Nature Photos

March 2015 Nature Photos

March 2015 Nature Photos

March 2015 Nature Photos

March 2015 Nature Photos

March 2015 Nature Photos

March 2015 Nature Photos

March 2015 Nature Photos

March 2015 Nature Photos

March 2015 Nature Photos

As you can see, I took more photos of the peach tree blossoms compared to the brittle bush blossoms. This is because the brittle bush are still sparse with blossoms compared to the peach trees. The peach trees always have more blossoms, but I was hoping the brittle bushes would have more blossoms than they have right now. Maybe next week they’ll be in full bloom.

I’m also waiting for the cactus to blossom. The saguaros don’t blossom till May but there are barrel and other cactus that bloom earlier in the year. I saw one cactus starting to grow buds, but the growing has been slow so I don’t expect them to flower for at least a good two weeks. Maybe a little longer.

Well, that’s about it for my blossom photos from March 6th! Thank you for reading!

 

April 2013 Cactus Flower Prt. 2

Here’s part two of a two part post series to show the photos I took of two different cactus near my house.

After taking the photos from part 1 of my cactus flower post, I found another cactus blooming nearby. It was a different cactus with a different color and type of flower, but it was still very pretty! Unfortunately, I’m not sure what type of cactus it is. (Unfortunately, I’m not very well versed in the types of cactus in Arizona so I’m no help in the names department. 😛 )

Enjoy!

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April 2013 Cactus Flowers Prt. 1

Here’s part one of a two part post series to show the photos I took of two different cactus near my house.

In April of 2013, I was outside taking a walk when I found this cactus blooming. I ran back to my house, grabbed my camera, and started to take photos of the flowers.

Enjoy!

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Peach Blossoms 2013

My family has two dwarf peach trees we planed many years ago. Every year, the trees blossom pink flowers in the spring before growing leaves and producing peaches.

I like to take photos of the blossoms every year, mostly because they’re my favorite color, pink, and they remind me of cherry tree blossoms. (I’ve never seen cherry tree blossoms in real life. Just on TV and in photographs online.)

Here are some of the photos I took of the blossoms from 2013….

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