Spring has definitely sprung here in Apache Junction, AZ! I've been here a while taking care of yearly medical stuff.
The weather has been just perfect!
Birds are looking around for mates and rapidly building nests.
And there are blooms everywhere! The ocotillo started blooming a couple weeks ago.
Most of the cactus are just beginning to bloom.
It always amazes me how something so beautiful can come out of something so prickly.
This looks like a saguaro, but it is just a close relative.
The saguaro don't usually bloom until early May, but a few of the early birds have buds already.
And I actually found one blooming in March! It must just want to get its picture taken...
We've also gone out several times to see our favorite singing duo, Brant and Kerry, both at Filly's and Superstition Skies. Here Kerry is doing his Roy Orbison impression.
One evening we had a blogger get-together at Superstition Skies. It was great fun, although a tad too loud to talk. Jim and Sandie are on the left, with Retired Rod and Jim of Jimbo's Journeys next to Phil.