Spring Blooms in the Arizona Desert

Does spring encourage you to get out and smell the roses? Or enjoy the flowers and beauty all around? I am so grateful for spring blooms in the Arizona desert! Spring flowers are always my favorite because, to me, they signify new beginnings… new life.

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Every year the Arizona desert sparkles with beautiful blooms. I’m talking in the mountains, on the side of the road… literally everywhere! I enjoy taking the time to appreciate them. This year I decided to get in them and pick them. The flowers are at their peak for a short moment and then it seems with a blink of an eye they are gone. We captured the moment so I can look at these beautiful blooms all year round and remind myself of the spring beauty and that beauty is all around if we open our eyes to see it.

You may say, “Angie, what do you mean by opening our eyes to see it”? I mean taking a breath and a moment to sit in it and be still. To listen to the birds singing their happy song, watch the bees seek nectar and pollen, hummingbirds zip overhead, butterflies with their paper wings soaring in the breeze, and allow our eyes to focus on this beautiful place we live in.

I am guilty of not slowing down and taking a breath and am trying to do a better job of it myself. As a matter of fact, I have wanted to take photos in the sea of yellow for over 7 years now. I finally did it. In the past, the thought was, I will do it before they stop blooming… 7 years, and, that time never came. This year was the year to do the thing I’ve been wanting to do for years. It was magical and fun. 

Slowing down reminds me to remember one word. Every year I pick one word to focus on. This year my word is gratitude. I believe the word gratitude is showing me to be grateful for all things big and small. But to also capture moments so I can remember them and the goodness that comes from a grateful heart and mindset. 

So, this may represent silly photos of myself to you, but it signifies the joy I felt in my heart. It only took me seven years to get outside and capture this moment. I breathed in the fresh air while laughing and cherishing the desert blooms. I was so happy to capture this joy in a photo.

I’ve also been writing in a five-year: one-line-a-day journal that a good friend recommended. I don’t write much, just a snippet of the day. It helps me to slow down and reflect. I hope in the five years when this journal is complete – I will remember this moment like it was yesterday. 

Would you do me a favor today? 

Will you stop for a moment to slow down and write a comment below? 

I would love it if you would comment below one, or several things, you are grateful for – something that brings you joy. Is it blooming flowers, your children, or hands to create art? Anything… it would be so fun to see all the comments light up with gratefulness. 

Thank you for being here!

Until next time…


Every. Single. Moment.


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  1. Absolutely gorgeous. I’m so grateful to have a healthy new grand baby who continues to bloom and bring us such joy each day. What a wonderful reminder to slow down and appreciate this magical time of year!

    1. I love this! Your grand baby is adorable and I can see why she brings you so much joy daily. Babies are a precious gift who bloom and grow up so fast.

  2. I love this so much! I’m grateful for the beautiful and supportive friends in my life. The photos are gorgeous and I love the video!

  3. Hi Angie,
    Yes, with all the rain this year, our So California high desert is very green and flowery and I do stop and appreciate. At this time, I have to say I am very grateful of a new passion that came into my life…..my newfound love for horses. I am so grateful to find the helpful rescues that help keep these captured wild stallions, abused or older horses and give them grace for a better rest of their lives. It has been a blessing and I am looking forward to learning more and contributing to these beautiful and compassionate animals.
    I have found a friend in one on my walk, a 30 yr old Morgan cross and she just brings me joy to visit and I know she likes it as well!

    Enjoy your spring!!

    1. Hi Joanie, I am so happy you shared your new passion – a love for horses. It is so nice to know there are people out there that help the horses that need rescuing. Sounds like you have made a good friend. I actually just looked up a video of a Morgan Cross… they are beautiful horses. Thank you so much for sharing this. I would enjoy hearing more about what you learn as you continue with your passions. Happy Spring and enjoy that California weather!

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