A white haze sends diffuse light across the slopes of Mt. Fagan. In the mesquite trees the birds are singing amidst the lime-colored and feathery new leaves. The new leaves will darken to a soft green-gray as they mature providing shade and shelter to the many birds that visit my yard.
Already the tips of its branches are reaching for the sky. How long will it take for it to grow and fill this space?
- Butterfly Weed Asclepia curassavica
- Blanket Flower gaillardia x graniflora 'Arizona Sun'
- Purezza Lady Banks Rose "The Pearl"
- Blue Bouquet Passion flower (vine)
- Purple leaf Japanese Honeysuckle lonicera japonica 'pupurea' (vine)
- Pink Jasmine jasminum polyathum (vine)
- Bougainvilla (vine)
- Cherri Berri Pyracantha (vine)
- Heavenly Bamboo nandina domestica 'Gulf Stream'
- Dark Blue Plumbago
- Lavender Spice poliomintha maderensis
- Sago Palm cycas revoluta
- Cape Honeysuckle tecomaria capensis
- Pomegrante Tree 'wonderful'
- Butterfly iris, aka Fortnight Lilly dietes bicolor
- Pincusion flower scabiosa columbaria
- Tangerine ice plant lampranthus ambiguous 'orange'
- Dew drop ice plant
- Butterfly iris morea
- Blue Lily of the Nile agapanthus orientalis
- Whirling Butterflies or Wand Flower guara lindheimeri 'white'
- Salvia greggii 'lipstick'
- Dwarf Valencia Orange Tree (planted March 7, 2009)
- Desert Museum Palo Verde (April 2008)
- Velvet Mesquite Tree (May 2007)
Photographer's Note: All of today's photos were taken by Kathiesbirds with the Nikon D80 over the course of the past week.
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Addendum: It's 2:00 P.M. MST time with temperature 62 degree F under hazy skies with light wind. I saw my first butterfly in the yard when I went outside for lunch. I didn't have my camera with me and I don't know what kind is was, Doug, but I'll try to get a photo if it comes back!