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Saturday, September 26, 2009

September Walk

.…"In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks."

~John Muir~

There's a lovely walking path directly in front of our home. A walk there anytime of day is beautiful but I particularly love ones taken in the early morning.

Desert Yellow Bells are blooming profusely this time of year........and they seem to thrive in our continuing 100 degree plus heat........

Though the temperatures this weekend continue to soar on the desert floor, we seem to have some beautiful Autumn colors going on here.......there's always something to be grateful for....... :)

This is the stunning Mexican Bird of Paradise......it will bloom like this until our first frosty night........which may or may not come in late December.

Enjoy your week.

And be sure to take that walk......

Today I'm linked with Spiritual Sundays, That's My World Tuesday,
and Sunday's in my City. Be sure to check them all out.

52 comments:

Kay said...

Such beautiful fall colors.

Kay

Charlotte said...

Beautiful reminder that God provides beauty in every season. When people come to see us they are always impressed with the Mexican Bird of Paradise that is so prevalent in our area. One relative was wondering if it would grow in California.
Thank you for sharing.
Blessings,
Charlotte

Beautiful Pear Tree Lane said...

What beautiful flowers that God has provided and it is just a walk across the street,such beautiful colors.
Thank you for sharing.
Blessings,
Sue

Jessica said...

As we've driven through the Phoenix area before I've wondered what those vibrant orange and red blooms were. They seemed to be everywhere when I was there. I always wondered what the name of those were, and now I know. By the way, beautiful shots!

Ginny said...

Elaine, How lovely! God does such beautiful work, doesn't He?

Cheryl said...

There are so many things all around to appreciate, aren't there? Thanks for reminding me!

Mom of Three said...

That bird of paradise is beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

Scrappy Girl said...

Definitely a lovely walk!

enchanting cottage said...

God give us so many gifts daily.We need to enjoy them more often. Thank-you for shring Gods beauty today on Spiritual Sunday.
Blessings,
Ginger

Regina said...

Lovley blooms. Thanks for sharing your walk.
My SpiritualSundayPost
(Still an old one)
A blessed week.
Regina

SmilingSally said...

Thanks for sharing in Spiritual Sunday. I hope you have a beautiful Sunday.

Denise said...

Beyond lovely.

Sonya said...

Wow so very beautiful!!! Enjoy your sunday!

Lisa said...

The earth sings His praises, doesn't it? Thank you for taking us along on your walk.:)

Clif said...

Beautiful!! I agree with the others who left such positive comments. Thanks for posting. Have a great week.

Life with Kaishon said...

Such pretty flowers Elaine! I just love them! I would love to walk a path like that: )

YayaOrchid said...

What beautiful pictures! Your weather is similar to ours, and those plants are also common here in people's yards. We did though have a break in the heat. We've actually had some nice days.

Have a great week Elaine!

Pacey said...

Simply beautiful, I think we call those orange flowers as Fire if am not mistaken. Have a nice week!

Joanna Jenkins said...

Your pictures are stunning! What a beautiful place!
Thanks for sharing.
xo

Cathy said...

I loved your beautiful pictures. It is amazing they live in that heat. Our God is awesome with His creation.

Betty said...

Those flowers could be growing here too. They look very similar and lovely.
Great walking area!

Sandy Kessler said...

very special walk. would awaken my spirit..sandy

Nance said...

My first to see a Mexican Bird of Paradise, Elaine.They are absolutely beautiful!

michelle said...

Lovely to look at

shopannies said...

such pretty pictures of Gods coloring book that he created for you and me

Jama said...

It's commonly known here as the Peacock Flower , it bloom all year long , as it thrive in tropical country. So gorgeous!

RCUBEs said...

Beautiful shots! Blessings to you.

Unknown Mami said...

That was lovely. I felt like I was taking a stroll. I love the quote; it's so true.

Lily Hydrangea said...

i will definitely take that walk at some point today! These are beautiful. i miss the hot weather!

Judy said...

I like that Mexican Bird of Paradise flower, with its bright colours and long stamens!!!

Denise Marie said...

just read your Spiritual Sun post. great post. I love the flowers you enjoy in your region.

let Heaven and nature sing. What excuse will anyone have for denying our Lord.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Elaine, You saw some gorgeous colors on your walk.... Love the pictures...the colors are just so vivid... Thanks!!!
Hugs,
Betsy

koala said...

My dog would enjoy that walk. Not sure if the flowers would be sharing that feeling;)

Jack and Joann said...

Oh my, just found your blog for the first time and love it. I collect roosters and cookbooks too. I live in Virginia but lived in Arizona for five years in the '70's. Phoenix metro area is the best of Arizona but the summer heat is gruesome. But I could take a visit in the late fall or winter or early spring. Hey, want to do a home exchange? We live 45 miles west of Washington D.C. You could check out my cookbooks and roosters in person! LOL!

JOE TODD said...

That is what I call a colorful walk Thank you

eileeninmd said...

What a beautiful garden! You must really a green thumb. It all looks so colorful. Thanks for sharing.

Becky said...

Elaine, How nice to have a walking path like that right outside your door....love the fall colors even if your weather doesn't match yet! lol I lived in Phoenix for a year or so when I was a teen and if I remember correctly you're in for some absolutely gorgeous weather very soon! Enjoyed your lovely pics.

Kammy said...

Very pretty pictures - Super colors for fall !
Kammy

LV said...

What a lovely place to take a nice stroll through. There is just something about the fall season that takes your breath away.

Karen at Nittany Inspirations said...

The Mexican Bird of Paradise are beautiful.

Elizabeth G. said...

You know, as lovely as are your pictures, my favorite thing on this post is the John Muir quote. I love it. Thank you so much for sharing it.

Have a great day!

Marites said...

they are so beautiful and you are so lucky to find them just right infront of your house.

Mary said...

I really enjoyed your walk. The photos you shared with us are beautiful. To think its so close by. I hope you are having a wonderful day.

Ms. Bake-it said...

What a lovely place to take a walk! Thank you for taking us with you.

~ Tracy

Jane said...

Such a lovely path upon which to walk! The Mexican Bird of Paradise is such a beautiful flower.
Thanks for sharing,
Jane (artfully graced)

cherry said...

I have never seen Mexican Bird of Paradise isn't it just beautiful..
hugs, Cherry

Nishant said...

What beautiful flowers that God has provided and it is just a walk across the street,such beautiful colors.
Thank you for sharing.

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The Prudent Homemaker said...

I've never thought of the Bird of Paradise as being our fall colors before (I haven't seen the Desert Bells here in town). I won't look at the Bird of Paradise the same way again. Thanks!

Carolyn Ford said...

Such a beautiful walking path with nice fall colors! It's nice to take the time to appreciate these wonders of nature.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Great colors. Enjoy your warm days.

Fifi Flowers said...

What BEAUTIFUL walk!

Sarah said...

That's beautiful Elaine! I'm in need of a good walk as well. I love the Bird of Paradise with its stunning colors. It reminds me of a sunset.