Last Friday, I met a friend for lunch (and shopping) at Kierland Commons up in north Scottsdale. In order to get there from my house, I have to drive up over the mountains of the Phoenix Mountain Preserve. On the whole drive to the center, I was in awe of the yellow of the Palo Verde trees everywhere I looked.
So I couldn't stop myself from taking more photos. Maybe it's because of my cataract surgery last fall that I'm seeing the blooms brighter than ever. Whatever the reason they seem especially gorgeous this year.
Here are some blooms framing that "praying monk" I mentioned last week when I posted about the painting I found at the art museum.
Another pretty tree along a road I travel quite frequently.
Just driving down an ordinary street is suddenly a beautiful scene.
I stopped at another place to take some photos that I'll show you later this week. I'm loving all the color I'm seeing this spring.