I went to the Desert Botanical Garden last week to get the photos of the new art exhibit "Water" that I posted earlier this week. I took the opportunity to take a walk around the garden and enjoy some nature. The acacia trees were blooming and I was able to smell their sweet perfume even through my mask.
Yesterday I had a photo of the century plant blooming in north Phoenix. Here is a different agave that was also sending up a bloom stalk. Even though this plant looks similar to the century plant, it has a completely different looking stalk and bloom. The varieties of agave and aloes are amazing.
The aloe plants are also blooming and of course the bees were more than happy to gather the sweet stuff inside each flower.
And then there was this fellow out on a limb. I don't often see squirrels trying to navigate the thin network of fragile branches of the palo verde trees. I wonder what he was looking for up there.