Blueberry Bonnets

The fruit of life comes from a flower’s attractive bloom.

Blueberry Bonnets

Blueberry Blooms

…life worthy of the Lord and please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God, Colossians 1:10

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Grace

Sunset Over Yavapi Pt

Sun Sets Over Yavapi Point

But when grace is shown to the wicked,
    they do not learn righteousness;
even in a land of uprightness they go on doing evil
    and do not regard the majesty of the Lord.

Isaiah 26:10

More Phoenix Flowers and Friends

My Phoenix photos ,from a couple of weeks ago now, continue to hold out hope for some warmer spring weather.  These butterfly buddies and this gorgeous flower is all unknown to me. perhaps some of you Southwest bloggers can help the rest of easterners out. The Desert Botanical Gardens once again served as the photo shoot host.

Desert Sundown

Desert Sundown

Desert Sundown

The desert and the parched land will be glad;
    the wilderness will rejoice and blossom.
Like the crocus, it will burst into bloom;
    it will rejoice greatly and shout for joy.
The glory of Lebanon will be given to it,
    the splendor of Carmel and Sharon;
they will see the glory of the Lord,
    the splendor of our God.

Isaiah 35:1-2 (click here for full text)

Desert Flowers and Friends

It’s been a long winter and it keeps hanging around. With a son in Phoenix over spring break, we packed our bags, grabbed the camera and got out of the house headed for Arizona. It’s been a dream trip for my wife and I and it did not disappoint. Each stop was a highlight.

One of those highlight visits took us to the Desert Botanical Gardens in Phoenix. Truly a delight filled with unique plants and landscapes. We could have spent much more time there.

Finally getting my camera out of the bag after a pretty unused winter, I get to share with you something new to me. The butterfly exhibit was quite enchanting and we were excited to see cactus just beginning to bloom. The time to share spring Flowers and Friends has begun.