A week or so ago I realized it was time to bring my camera on my walks.  There’s not much color in the desert, and probably won’t be until after the summer rains, but things are blooming in the neighborhood.  Of course, I didn’t remember to take the camera immediately – the purpose of walking is exercise, after all.  But a few days ago I caught up with what is happening.

Rosemary has been in bloom for some time.P1000052

One of my neighbors has two young peach trees.peach blossoms

Another neighbor lets desert marigold grow between the sidewalk and the street.P1000047

On this walk I saw my first poppy.  It’s time to watch for their feathery shoots in my yard.  I don’t expect many because it has been so dry, but the seeds will be there for next year.poppy