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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Signs of Spring, part 2

I'm running a little late, these pictures and events occurred over a month ago

The buzzards are back...


Joshua trees are blooming


We've got green! Well, kind of...



Here's how I add a little color to the yard




The birds enjoy the fruit and it attracts a few hummingbirds.

Yeah, springtime in the desert is definitely different!

11 comments:

Sam said...

I have never seen anything like it.. those oranges!

What an awesome idea, though. Very pretty, and also cool that it attracts wildlife.

Brenda's Arizona said...

Hmmm, good idea to do with our abundance of not so tasty (to humans) oranges. I laughed when I saw your first photo, but then it/you made sense! Thanks!

An English Shepherd said...

I always wondered where our oranges came from ;-)

Wizz

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

How khool!

That is furry khlever AND kholourful!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

The flowers look like little half oranges. So cool...

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

giantspeckledchihuahua said...

Sam, I used to hang oranges fro migrating orioles and tanagers back east.

Brenda, be careful. I discovered this year the danged ground squirrles like them, too. don't put them to close to the house.

Wizz, now you know.

Khyra, I don't know about clever. I know I have something constrctive do do with those oranges I don't eat fast enough.

Heelers, I wonder why?

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Ha ha - at firat we thought those were some sort of flower that looked like an orange - very clever:)

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

K9friend said...

What a beautiful orange bushes!

Pat
www.critteralley.blogspot.com

tula said...

i'm still scurd of that buzzard flying over your blog! eek!

tula

Calsidyrose said...

Love the orange touch! I'm not sure where "Dirtville" is, but I spent a lot of years tramping the Mojave desert, and I find your desert-mountain views invigorating, especially now the summer is here in Houston--high today, 90 degrees (which is slated to feel like 94), with humidity above 76 percent; thunderstorms likely, and the poison ivy making its strongest showing in a decade!

giantspeckledchihuahua said...

OP Pack,I fooled the whole neighborhood with those orange flowers a couple of years ago.

K9friend, They're not so pretty, now. Update coming.

Tula, I am always afraid they are going to let loose when they are flying overhead.

Calsidyrose, dirtville in in the Mohave desert. It was 90 here yesterday, sans the humidity. No poison ivy (that I know of) no fleas, ticks or mosquiotes. I am grateful for those aspects of desert living.