Sunday, April 4, 2010

April 4, 2010

Walk with me
and look at all the stuff!

Since we had so much rain, all the plants are trying to grow fast so they won't be left behind. Here are some of the ones that we see on one of our walks. (We have about 40 different walks that we go on.)

Here is my 'Hurry up and stop taking so many pictures' look. It does no good.

The tall guy says he does not know the names of most of these plants, but he knows that this is a bougainvillea, because it is out in front of the house.

There are lots of these trees around the neighborhood. They have puffy balls on them.

Here is what the puffy balls look like up close.

More bushes. There seems to be a lot of yellow stuff.

This one is pretty. It looks like a paint brush.

This is a bug plant. They have not started flowering yet, but they will!

More yellow.

Some orange.


Not daisies!

More yellow!!


Crazy plant with red flowers on the end!

Hmmmmm, pinkish-red?



He took a bunch more pictures (trust me, A WHOLE LOT MORE, and a bunch of red and orange stuff), but they didn't come out so good. He said all the colors look really vibrant because everything else is so brown. I can't argue with that!

So thank you for walking with me and looking at stuff. Until next time...


  1. Those are some very pretty flowers and trees you have there in AZ! And I like your descriptions - they are very...uhhh...descriptive. Yeah. Do you ever try to eat the plants?

  2. I've never seen a puffy ball tree or a bug plant. Very interesting. Thank you for the AZ horticulture lesson Professor Jack!

  3. New life - what better a blog post for this Easter Sunday!

  4. Wow, don't you just love to watch the world come back to life in the Spring?

  5. Glad to see that your Tall Guy went to the same plant identification school as our hu-dad. He just points at a flower and says, "That's a . a . a-choo!".

  6. That is a great variety of flowers you have going on there.


  7. I liked seeing your plants, Jack. They are different than the ones we have here.

    Grrrrrrs from Gizzy...

  8. Happy Easter, Jack what a lovely walk thanks for letting us accompany you. Mom and I especially like your one word descriptions percise and to the point. We recognized the pear catus plants.
    We have those here. Their bloom looks a little like a pear before it opens.
    Madi and Mom

  9. Jack, tell TG that we loved the flower pictures. Nice to finally see some color after a brown and white winter. Very pretty flowers and abundant, too!


  10. Beautiful pictures! Bougainvillea is gorgeous, but I remember how painful those spikes were! Looks like it's really becoming Spring there.

  11. Wowwwwwww, flowers already! We want to see flowers here! In the meantime, wishing you a happy Easter!

  12. Hi Jack, Thanks for letting us walk with you. Mom loves flowere & you have so many different ones there. Bet you would have fun with us too, swimming & stuff. Happy Easter
    Wags & Wiggles
    Ernie, Sasha, Chica

  13. What wonderful flowers Jack!! All the flowers here are blooming many pretty colors!!

    Happy Easter Smileys!

  14. When I looked at the bougainvilla, I thought maybe you lived in CA, but no... AZ! Wooo - such beautiful flowers and plants - I've heard that the desert has the most beautiful flowers in Spring - looks like that may be true! Happy Easter, Jack!
    Hugs xo

  15. Beautiful Plants! We have Bougainvilleas here and they are spectacular! However if it grows near the driveway you can get trouble from their thorns! I have had 2 flat tires and when the shop fixes them it is bougainvillea thorns that were pulled out!
    Anywho, thanks for sharing! I have never been to AZ but can see on your blog that it is a beautiful place!

  16. such pretty colors in your neighborhood. We are still stuck in winter so thanks for the color. Hugs and wags, Mistaya

  17. Beautiful flowers and trees!
    Have a Happy Easter, Jack!

  18. Hi Jack! This is my first time to post on your bloggie but I always luvs comin' to visit. Just wanted to tell you that I thinks those flowers were Most Pretty and I bet they smelled good, too. Did you water any of 'em?

    Wiggles & Wags,

  19. Jack, you sure have alot of beautiful plants!!! The only one that sounded familiar was the daisies!! I love the first one in front of your house!!!! Lots of love, Debbie and Holly

  20. Auntie Di has lots of boogie-ville plants in her yard...

    Thanks fur sharing all the other nice ones!

    Hoppy Easter!


  21. HI Jack,

    Thank you for a most beautiful post today and just in time for Easter too!

    Riley and Star.

  22. Beautiful flowers Jack. Thanks for taking us on your walk with you! I had fun!

  23. Well, we can point out that your daisies are actually mallows, and those reddish things (3rd from the bottom) are most likely pentstemons (did I spell that right?). After that, all we know is they are really pretty!


  24. Jack, tell TG he is a great photographer!

  25. Lovely post, Jack! Thanks fur sharing all these lovely flowers wiff us.


    PS. Did you get to pee on any of them?? :-)