Lovely! Summer rain has a cleansing affect, and your photos reflect it!
I second Brenda's comment. These photos look like hope and are an illustration of the abundance of life in the driest of places. The light on the cactus in the second photo is perfect, absolutely perfect.
Your pictures are gorgeous Diane! I love seeing the cacti in your area since we don't have them here!
Diane,What beautiful scenery...to soak this is...wonderful...
Look at that smile! No, I don't mean the deer, I mean that gorgeous little 'un! :-)I really am glad that you are back, this is another fabulous collection! I especially like that big, prickly cactus!
Beautiful shots, it looks like you are getting you monsoons. I wish a little of that would head up to the Sierra. I'd love to see some thunder stormsThat's a great shot of TJ, he is soo cute!
What terrific shots, Diane! Absolutely breathtaking! Do love the cactus! Thanks for sharing the beauty! And of course, TJ is just the cutest! What a smile! Hope you have a great week!Sylvia
You've had rain? You are so lucky. I am really longing for rain but I think it will be a while yet before we see any.
Wonderful shots from the desert. The cactus and the flowers are beautiful.
What a beautiful place you live. My sister moved to Phoenix last year and I helped her move. I took soooo many pictures of the saguaro's and other cactus it was crazy. But I could only stay 24 hours. Next visit I will have more time. Love these photos.As you can tell I am a succulent freakazoid and have my own blog.Happy Cactus Monday!
How beautiful. Isn't it amazing what a certain light will do to the beauty of the plants and landscape? That cholla photo is devine! HCM!
Beautiful pictures, Diane... Rains just seem to clear the air and make things even more beautiful... Love seeing your area. Love also seeing the pictures of your daughter and TJ... What a gorgeous baby.Hugs,Betsy
It's the best time to be outside. After the rain the temperature will not so high and everything will look so clear and bright. Love your pictures!!
Gorgeous pictures and sky watch of your area! The deer is such a treat to see..
Marvelous! Such a blessing to see a deer... Magical creatures...
And the air smells special while the desert sparkles. Plus those cactus fruit look almost ripe enough to eat.
Wow, I see so many "rabbits" in your second photos.Can you find them?
Beautiful photos, every one!
I adore these photos because I have never seen the desert in person!!
oh, beautiful photos Diane, all of them are calling me to the desert again, i am missing it already :(
How lovely, fresh and clean everything seems after a storm. I see the prickly pears are ready for eating. They have to be one of my favorite fruits.
How absolutely gorgeous! That shot of the deer is stunning.But my favorite (bet you guessed it) is the 2nd picture - the one of the cactus with the HEARTS!!! I would love to feature this on a future Guest Heart Thursday! May I?clytie-randomhearts.blogspot.com
Such beautiful photos, Diane! The raindrops added drama to the red macro bloom -gorgeous. And a deer -wow! :)
the whole surrounding looks so fresh afte rthe rain
The second photo, the cacti look like rabbits.
I absolutely love your pictures....they capture the Sonoran desert....and the summer rains are wonderful! I look forward to reading your blog:)
Beautiful shot Diane. The rain really brings out the colors in the desert.
Hi Diane. I love that Opuntia fruit. Really stains your hands, though!
Those cacti are exciting!!! Love this series.
How much rain do you get? Used to learn in school how after the rain, you have all the flowers.I am looking at some of my Malaysian photos and see some cacti photos. The Chinese call them the palm of the Gods.
What lovely visions from the desert! Love the reflection of the mountain in the puddle. The prickly pear fruit are beautiful accents of color. Lovely capture of the deer.
Simply beautiful and fantastic !!Great post !!
What a beautiful, vibrant pink! And the fuzzy one ... these are so much more enticing in their natural habitat, rather than the grocery store variety. Thank you for letting me peek in!
Gorgeous images. What a grand welcome.
Beautiful photos! And, the deer! Wow!
Love that second picture. That cactus looks like a mommy bunny surrounded by her babies. Fanciful, I know, but . . .
Hi Diane, Where are you???? I hope you are just out-of-town and hadn't told us that you were taking a bloggy break... I hope things are okay with you and your family...Just thinking about you.Hugs,Betsy
Hi Betsy! Ha ha, it does look like I'm taking a bloggy break, without even trying. Everyone is fine, I'm still here, just having fun around the house gardening, cooking and sewing. I've been on facebook regularly, and reading blogs but haven't thought of anything to blog about here. Very sweet of you to think about me. :)
Beautiful sky!! I love your photos- I can even smell the freshness:)
The color of the cactus(fruit or flower?) is very nice. just I went through your blog. I love all the pictures. I also like the blog "simply this ".
Never seen the red fruit this big, Diane! Thanks for sharing:)Bytheway -Tyler is a cutie!
Beautiful captures! I'm feeling the sweet smell of wet earth.
Such sunshine is always beautiful, and I love it :) Thanks for sharing your amazing photos :)
How delightful!Happy weekend.xo
Your Haiku and photos are refreshing! TJ is growing and getting cuter by the day!
i love the 6th image most!
perfect photosthanks for sharing
How very beautiful these pictures are. The desert is blooming and that last shot of the deer behind the cactus is just fabulous. So enjoy your blog, thank you :)An English Girl Rambles
Wonderful impressions after the rain! Greetings from Luzia.
After the rain the colors are so bright!!. I love them!! ;-)
Happy reading, happy gardening and cooking.And a happy weekend.
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