Actually, I think spring sprung here in Arizona several weeks ago but nonetheless, I celebrated the day by taking a long walk at the Desert Botanical Garden. Boy, was it busy! I think there were just as many people there as there were when the Chihully exhibit opened two years ago.
There was also a lot of blooming going on. The wildflowers were in full bloom as expected for this time of year but, there were quite a few cactus blooms popping out which is a little early for them. We usually don't see so many cactus blooms until April. My fellow photographers were determined to get some good shots like this young lady above.
Here we have a lovely primrose peeking out between a frame of Baja Fairy Dusters.
Even the taller cactus were getting busy with their blooming business.
When I saw how full the parking lot was, I almost left without going in. I'm so glad I decided to face the crowds. There was quite a lot to see.