April is the most beautiful month in the desert. Everything is in bloom. The colors are all so bright and vivid. It’s hard to imagine that plants can actually thrive in the desert climate. It amazes me every year when I see all the blooms along the roadways. The desert is full of wildlife too. I always feel so sorry for them having to endure such miserable conditions all the time. I think the desert would be a nice place to visit in April. I’m not sure why anyone would want to live here full time. Of course, the poor critters have no choice. But people do and yet I’ve been here almost thirteen years. What’s wrong with me?
Paloverde tree in my yard
Lady Bank's Rose in my front yard (a bit out of focus)
Some winters we get a couple of skiffs of snow, but this year we’ve had a lot of rain and because of that everything is so green. This little bit of water is enough for the desert landscape to put on its magnificent display for us to see.
The trail behind my house
By May the flowers will dwindle and the first of the hot, dry weather will be here. But we do have a few bloomers all year, such as the sage bushes and the chaste trees that bloom in intervals and usually about four times a year. Those along with the cactus are hardy enough to withstand 115 degrees and strong, gusty winds, as well as the teens and twenties in the winter.
Cactus blooming on the parkway and behind us in the desert
More desert blooms along the parkway
One of our spectacular sunsets
I have thousands of pictures. I hope you’ve enjoyed the few I wanted to share.