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Tuesday, March 30, 2010

A Drive to the Mountains

I have wanted to go up to the White Tanks for a couple of weeks, but as you know, wasn't up to it. So today my husband and I went for a ride up there. It was gorgeous. Unfortunately, we missed the peak of the wildflowers, but it still has much beauty. I hope you enjoy the pictures, especially as we come upon Easter and think of the Great God and Creator we have!


It is especially green this year from all the rain! We probably won't see this again for a while!


















I love this picture......this is the wild west at it's best!




This is a bloom on a cactus.








There is beauty in the desert. Different beauty....but beauty all the same!
Kat - you would have loved it!

24 comments:

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Hi CeeKay Sweetie...
Oh my goodness gracious, I love the photos that you were able to capture today. They are just gorgeous. I love the wild west one most of all. It looks as though the soldiers of the desert are standing guard over you as you check out each beautiful bloom. They look like soldiers with their arms all twisted in so many different ways.

I am so happy you were able to take the ride before it gets to hot to take little trips like this. Thank you for sharing sweetie. Have a beautiful Wednesday. Love ya girl, Sherry

Julie Harward said...

We don't have tall cactus here but everything else looks a lot like here. This is such an amazing country, in every way. God is so good to us, I am so grateful for this beautiful earth that was created just for us to live on. Glad you had a fun drive with you hubbie, sound nice. Come say hi :D

Connie said...

We live in the high desert of Idaho but we did live in 29 Palms, Calif and Yuma, AZ. and loved it. That landscape brings back some good memories for me and Love Bunny, sugar. I hope you're getting well. :-)
xoxo,
Connie

Cyn said...

Pretty pics! I drive past the Phoenix zoo every morning to go to work and I would swear I was in Ireland with all the green on the desert floor! Thanks for sharing wonderful pics!

Terra said...

You took great photos, and they show the variety of plant life in the desert. Nice you and hubby made the trip.

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

What beautiful pictures. We don't have that kind of cactus here in our desert. I guess we're up too high. The flowers and have been wonderful this year, and your right, it's so green from all the rain.
Blessings,
Marci

Sarah said...

Beautiful photos, Ceekay. Thanks for taking us along. Glad you felt like taking a trip on such a beautiful day. Hope you are feeling better. Happy Easter!

Lynn @ Painting Thyme Needfuls said...

WoW Ceekay...those pictures of the desert are beautiful.....I'm glad you and hubby were able to take a ride.
Hugs,
Lynn

Liz said...

I DO love the desert in the spring! It is such a short time that we have where it is perfection! I love the wildflowers. We do really have such a unique look. :)

Hope you are feeling better and I'm praying for ya!! :)

~Liz

Shelia said...

Hi Ceekay!! There's just nothing like the beauty of the desert! We used to live in New Mexico and your post has brought back those memories.
I spied you eating that great good on the trash can lid! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;O

debbie said...

DEAR CEEKAY,
I DROPPED BY TO GIVE YOU A HUG AND LET YOU KNOW YOU ARE PRAYED FOR DAILY.
WHAT A SURPRISE AND A BLESSING TO BE ABLE TO SEE THE BEAUTY OF THE DESERT. FROM THE VERY FIRST TIME I VISITED SHERRY I FELL IN LOVE WITH THE DESERT. WE DIDN'T VENTURE OUT FAR BUT I THINK SPRING WAS OVER WHEN I GOT THERE AND THEY WERE AFRAID OF FIRES BECAUSE OF ALL THE DRYNESS.
I LOVE THE HOT PINK CACTUS FLOWER.
I LOVE THE BOOK YOU MADE FOR YOUR FRIEND WHERE SHE CREATES. THAT IS BEAUTIFUL...YOU DID AN AWESOME JOB.
HAVE A LOVELY DAY
HUGS
SIMPLY DEBBIE

Karen said...

Girl you are doing a wonderful job showcasing the desert. The flowers are just gorgeous. What a fun day!
Thanks for taking us along! At least one of us remembered their camera this past weekend! (UGH!)
:) HUgs! Me.

Cherrie said...

Great pictures! Our desert is beautiful in bloom!

Valerie@travelingthrough2 said...

Hi Ceekay,
Your pictures are wonderful. You did a great job at capturing the beauty of the desert. Love the cactus pictures. Beautiful country!
Valerie

Angie said...

So pretty! I have never been out west, but my husband and I want to go one day. So different than in the South where I live.

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Thanks for taking us along on the drive with you! Beautiful wild flowers!

Katherine

A Hint of Home said...

So glad you got to go up there again and see the flowers. Wish we could have seen them but through your pics, I am.
They are pretty!
Happy Easter!

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Ceekay, Great pics of the desert in all it's pretty bloom.
It is amazing how green it is this year. Love the flowers. What a wonderful drive it must have been.

Just was to Rose's blog and loved the pics of ya'll. Looks like you had a great time together.

Hope you are feeling better. Continued prayers for you. Have a special Easter.

Hugs, Celestina Marie

Linda said...

Ceekay, what a wonderful day for your drive....the pictures were just wonderful. Such a beautiful area and the flowers are just gorgeous. Seeing such pure beauty just brings such joy....hugs, Linda

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Ceekay, so glad you were able to get out and have a fun day. The wildflowers are all just so pretty. I hope you have a Blessed Easter. Hugs, Marty

Catherine said...

This is my first visit to your blog and it is a Treasure! Your wildflower pictures are beautiful. We live on the Arizona side of Lake Mead in the little village of Meadview. No wildflowers showing here yet but the Desert Mallow are sprouting leaves. I expect all will be blooming in about a week.

Thank you for a great read.
Catherine

Melissa Miller said...

It's really gorgeous Ceekay!
I just adore the mountains.

Happy Easter sweet friend! ~Melissa :)

Melanie said...

Such gorgeous sights! Wow...the cactus blooms!
I hope you are well. I pray for you often.

Kathy said...

Yes, ma'am, I would love seeing those flowers. One of these maybe I'll be there in the Spring. Beautiful pics, C.
xoxo...Kathy

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