Monday, March 2, 2009

The Weather is Warm,Spring has sprung..and the Cactus are in bloom!!













Spring has at last decided to stick around a while here in the Southwest Desert...now this is not to say she may decide to mix things up a bit down the road...giving us some cooler wetter days.. but for now she has pitched her tent in March and looks like she is hanging out for a while.



We raise cactus..not sure if I mentioned that at any point in my posts...heck, of course we do, we live in the desert.... But then we raised them when we lived in Oregon and Foothills of California ... we just love the prickly little fellas. Our front and back yards are filled with every kind of cactus and agave that will grow here in our hot summer months. We have had a lovely winter filled with lots of welcomed rain...because of this desert flowers are popping up all over...including our own garden. They are just starting ... many more will follow. Most people don't realize what beauty there is in desert plants....well I am here to tell you it can absolutely take your breath away.



Have A Wonderful Week Everyone



Later,



Jodi



18 comments:

Designs By CK said...

Beautiful cacti pictures!

We are having a foot of snow here in Maryland! FUN!!! '-)

Come on SPRING!!! ~ Enjoy your more temperate weather in your neck of the woods!!!

Have a great week.

Chris (-:

Jodi said...

BUMMER Chris!!! Sorry to hear about the foot of cold stuff...but just think of us this summer when you are in the 80's...and we are hovering at 118....you can send me some of the 'cooler' stuff from Maryland!

Have a Great Week...stay warm

Jodi

Debbie said...

Jodi they are Beautiful. When that big pin cushion one is in full bloom would you take another picture. I bet its stunning when all the buds are open..

Jodi said...

I sure will Debbie....I may have a few from years past...will look through my gabillion cactus snaps and see if I can find a few... blooms about the same each year...maybe more this year with all of our rain...

Have a Great Week

Jodi

Becci said...

I use to be on the DollMakers List with Dawn. I haven't posted there in a long time but sure loved that group!

I enoyed your posts here...
I'm slowly getting the urge to sculpt again! It's been a year or so...I truly miss it!

Good to connect with you here on blogger. I am going to be one of your followers if that's OK...Actually I alway have been! :-)

Have a great hair day! Becci

Jodi said...

Hi Becci...
WOW..has been ages since we spoke..last time on Dawn's list...that was a great list...is it still up and running? So nice to hear from you and hear you are getting back into dolls. I would love it if you joined the follow list that way I know you are in touch...

Have a Great Week

Jodi

Tallulah~Belle said...

Hi Jodi

Beautiful photos...I love cacti as well. I live in So California so get to see many of them. The Joshua Tree park has a lovely cactus garden and we visit often.

I just noticed you started following my blog. I have just posted on mine about my efforts in sculpting and mentioned you but I started writing it Saturday before you became a follower. How weird is that :-)

Jayne

San said...

Just a note to let you know that I have spent the past hour reading your posts, laughing, smiling,nodding in agreement.Don't do phones, yearbook digressions etc etc. Me too! And then I visit your gallery and wows, oohs! But I bet you get that all the time. I hope you don't mind but I hope to post a short intro to your blog (Day 20 & 35) and pass on the Fabby Blog Award to you. Some pictures from your blog will be posted. Let me know if you have any problems with that :). Will be back and following.

Jodi said...

Hi Jayne

Thanks so much for stopping by. OooOOoo Joshua Tree State Park...one of our FAV places!! Have you ever visited the Huntington Gardens?
You have beautiful Cactus and Succulents in So. Ca (my birth place!)
WOW...I just went and saw the post...that is strange...I think the little head is terrific....

Thanks for stopping by

Jodi

Jodi said...

Hello San...

Great to see you here..Thanks so much for adding your name to my 'F' Troup... So glad you are enjoying the posts...there is one thing that I LOVE to do...and that's write and 'spill' my guts to the world...it's true!! I have discovered that blogging is perfect for this...lol! I am just a rambling kinda gal.
WOW...you want to nominate me for one of the Awards!! How cool is that...I wondered about those and kept seeing them on everyone's blog... I am honored that you think I deserve one...Thanks so much

Nice Meeting You

Jodi

Sherry Goshon ODACA said...

OMG I just found your blog and will go add it to my favs...I have laughed so hard that I have tears rolling down my face and the family now truly thinks I've lost it...wasn't sure where to post as each post I so agreed with...and then how beautiful these pics since in Iowa it's not spring yet but i'm pretending LOL glad my life isn't the only "different" one teehee

San said...

Hi Jodi, did I say 1 award? Oops, I meant 2. They are different awards and I hope you like my little tribute to you and Creager Creations in Day 20 and Day 35 of my blog. Will be back, often.

Jodi said...

Howdy Sherry...

I was thrilled to find your blog...such a nice way to keep up with old friends (I added myself to your Followers List)
I still say what you made looked pretty darn Yummy!

I am sending you warm spring days from AZ...

Hugs to you and Jeff

Jodi (and Richard of course)

Jodi said...

OMG San...2 Awards!! OK I am officially blush here. I thank You so very much... I must admit I am a little befuddled as to what or how to handle this honor...I know there are rules ..I just hope that I do this right....

Thank You Again My Friend

Jodi

Tallulah~Belle said...

I haven't been to Huntington Gardens. I just looked it up though and it looks great so have added it to my places to go list. They even do English teas...ymmmy.....thanks.

I've visited Lake Havasu a lot ...being English it is a must and we take all out English visitors there too :-)

Thanks for commenting on my sculpting efforts on my blog..much appreciated.

Jayne

Jodi said...

Hi Jayne..

You will LOVE the Huntington...not only a great collection of Cactus and Succulents ...but a vast array of everything under the sun.
Art too.......

May I ask... where in Calif do you live? You come all the way over to our Hot little desert town...that is great, maybe sometime we can meet up. We love our London Bridge here... I love to Kayak right underneath the bridge...I always stop in the middle and just stare at it's beauty....

Talk Soon

Jodi

Tallulah~Belle said...

I saw that...and a large science section which Mick will love...he is an engineer :-)

We really need to go before the cherry blossom season is over...my favorite tree.

We live just outside Riverside. I've been here 18 months,...spent the first 3 1/2 years in MN.

We travel a lot...I've managed to see 44 states in 5 years :-)

Havasu is often a stop on the way back from travels further afield for us and a nice short trip for visitors who come over and we take them on a CA, NV, AZ loop.

I'll let you know when we are next there...I'll treat you both to fish 'n' chips at the pub :-)

Jodi said...

We would LOVE to meet you and your hubby...

Jodi