Saturday, March 10, 2012

And More....

I will run out of all of these photos to share from Arizona fairly quickly and then I will be back to waiting for spring to arrive here.  Right now, outdoors is not a pretty site....barely green grass, bare trees, although the weeping willows look like they may start blooming soon and I think I saw my neighbors yard with little snow drops peeking through.  Yesterday I spotted my first Robin a sure sign that Spring cannot be that far away.  But for right now, I am still basking in the glow of the desert if only thru my photos.  And today is my birthday, so I am happy the sun is shining and I am here to enjoy it.  I have lost some friends this past year which has been a constant reminder to me how precious life is and that we must enjoy life to the fullest.

A couple of more pics of the butterflies....the one below was basking in the sun and apparently loving the warmth from the rock.


 I love this zebra butterfly against the yellow and also to see his proboscis (that elongated tubular appendage that the butterfly uses to feed with) slowly unfolding.


Many, many flowers were in bloom....








Everyone is friendly in Arizona....even the little ground squirrels....


Hope you all have a wonderful day today, I am.....

Linking up with Nancy over at The Rural Journal for "My Sunday Best"....



"There are only so many tomorrows."  ~  Michael Landon

Until next time.......

17 comments:

  1. Happy birthday! I really like whatever editing choices you are making with these photos...the colors are just fabulous!

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  2. Happy Birthday! I have enjoyed your photo from your trip, the colors are so lovely and sure to brighten up the dreariest winter day...thanks : )

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  3. Happy birthday!!! Such great shots! The squirrel is so cute :-)

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  4. What a beautiful group of photos! I'll wish you a happy birthday belatedly.

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  5. Happy birthday!!! I wish you all the best!!!
    Your photos are wonderful.

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  6. Delightful photos each and every one. I'm appreciating afresh the excitement you must feel as spring is approaching. We have green grass and flowers all year round here.

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  7. And a happy birthday to you! Yes, life is very precious.

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  8. stunning images! found you via Your Sunday Best

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  9. Very lovely photos! I really love the lavender flower, it's so pretty.

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  10. Now I know why our friends go out there for the winter. The landscape with the flowers is so different from what we are experiencing here in VA. Love the butterflies. Hope we have more this year than last. And the flowers are lovely. genie

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  11. Happy Birthday, Deanna. The colors in your flower photos are gorgeous and that little chipmunk(?) is adorable.

    Thanks for sharing at Your Sunday Best. Hope you are enjoying your Sunday. :)

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  12. Lovely photos again, Deanna. I have to agree that everyone in Arizona is friendly! We're here in Phoenix right now and today I am on a photo hunt!

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  13. Hope your Spring blooms come soon. The AZ shots are stunning.

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  14. I love the colors! Great job! I'm so ready for Spring!

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