Sunday, May 23, 2021

Oh Heavenly Day

 

Yesterday was as near perfect of a day as we get here in the desert southwest.  I took another walk at the garden and the temperature was 66 degrees when I arrived at 7:00 AM and 72 degrees when I left 2 1/2 hours later.  It was a simply glorious day to be outside.  



That pink bloom is the reason I went again on Saturday.  The photo to the left was taken on Friday when I was there.  That bud on the cactus told me that it was going to bloom overnight so I decided to go back to get some photos.  That particular cactus always has spectacular blooms and I didn't want to miss it.












I actually thought I'd only stay long enough to photograph this cactus flower but the day was so perfect, I stayed for much longer than I had planned.  It was just great to be outdoors.  


Between Friday's walk and Saturday's walk, I took around 250 photos.  There was so much to see and enjoy.  Lot's of cactus blooms and gorgeous wildflowers and even some crisp, white yucca blooms to admire against that sapphire blue sky.  


I have a new post on Sharon's Sojourns today.  I was inspired to return to Chihuly's Garden & Glass.

8 comments:

Susie of Arabia said...

Just beautiful, Sharon - got to catch those cactus blooms when you can because they are so fleeting. That weather sounds perfect!

Travel said...

Wow, a really pretty day

Gemel said...

Cactus flowers really are magnificent.

RedPat said...

That would be perfect temperatures everywhere!

Steve Reed said...

Great shots. You were just in time to catch the bee in the second-to-last picture!

bill burke said...

Wow, such beauty to enjoy. Great captures, Sharon.

William Kendall said...

Those are beautiful!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Oh how I love those kind of days Sharon 💙 You certainly had a wonderful time at the gardens, that's a lot of photos. It's hard to stop when surrounded by so many gorgeous blooms, so nice to see here 🌺