Saturday, November 16, 2013


There are two ways to enter or leave the property which houses our residence.  One of them involves crossing 4 speed bumps, the other way involves crossing 13 speed bumps.  Quite obviously we prefer the first route even though the second takes one through the resort area of the property and is much more beautiful.  I took that route this morning on an errand run and discovered this splendiferous front yard display of bougainvillea.

Beautifully landscaped with the prickly pear and small barrel cactus. And no grass to mow!

The flowering plant is at its peak right now and can be seen all over the city in several colors.  The two plants in our back yard are the same color.

The tiny white flowers are overwhelmed by the brightly colored bracts.

But with the colors, which can range between magenta, purple, white, yellow, orange, pink, and red, it is a glorious addition to our desert winters.


Lowandslow said...

That is absolutely magnificent. Desert landscape usually isn't my thing, but this would definitely work for me. Love it!


Tom Cochrun said...


Stephen Hayes said...

Desert flowers are the most beautiful because they have to work harder for the privilege. Absolutely beautiful.

Steve said...

Nice photos.

Thérèse said...

Except for the thorns it is the best way to have flowers in one's yard in Arizona almost all year round.