A Spring Walk With Piccolo

We’ll start with a perfect red rose. Is anything more lovely?
Photo by Diane Taylor

Of late, I’m trying to get a bit more exercise, so I’ve been walking my dogs around the neighborhood. Two weeks ago in particular, I could say, “what a pleasure!” Spring came to Las Vegas; the roses were in their first bloom, and on one of my go-arounds with my Piccolo, I took a few photos. The flowers I photographed are not unusual; they are what thrives in the desert when the landowners add water.

PS: Piccolo is a male dog. He stops at a lot of trees, giving me time to look around for flowers.

The yellow lantana are just coming up. They are so common around Las Vegas that they may be boring, but the first lantana are wonderful to see — like old friends.
Photo by Diane Taylor
Lantana come in purple, too.
Photo by Diane Taylor
Not many neighbors grow cactus, but this neighbor does and one blooming cactus remained when I walked by with my camera. Gorgeous.
Photo by Diane Taylor
Our area’s front entrance and a number of neighbors like bottle brush hedges, and the Spring blooms are beautiful. Photo by Diane Taylor
The neighbor who keeps this exquisite yard with lots of violas is also known for colorful language. You did a….darn…good job with your yard, sir. Photo by Diane Taylor
This white oleander flower grows on a huge tree in a neighbor’s yard. Over the summer plenty of white leaves are dropped on the ground causing a bit of a mess. But an entire oleander tree can be spectacular as well.
Photo by Diane Taylorr
This willow tree seems to have new Spring growth, giving it a mix of textures.
Photo by Diane Taylor
This rose has a peaches and cream complexion.
Photo by Diane Taylor
Even ground cover blooms in the Spring.
Photo by Diane Taylor
These daisies (I happen to know) were a product of QVC and were planted last year only to make a re-appearance in 2019.
Photo by Diane Taylor
Some roses come in bushes close to the ground and they spread their beauty.
Photo by Diane Taylor
This yard is the most spectacular every Spring because of the Iris. Sadly, I came just a few days too late to get the best picture, but the remnants are still there.
Photo by Diane Taylor
Yellow daisies are always mood elevators.
Photo by Diane Taylor
More oleander — they seem to be on steroids in our neighborhood.
Photo by Diane Taylor
For Mother’s Day, God has made his (or her) own corsage in shades of pink.
Photo by Diane Taylor

PS: Below is a photo of Piccolo, posing while sitting on his rear end.

Says Piccolo: “Mom tried for 15 minutes to get me to pose and I finally did it. I’m on a pretty new rug that Mom likes…because it’s washable, and sometimes after our walks, my feet are dirty. Have a good day, everyone!”



5 responses on “A Spring Walk With Piccolo

  1. There is so much beauty to see in the thriving but not unusual common Las Vegas flowers. That is what makes the morning walks spectacular…….


  2. Didn’t know how much I was missing by not having a dog to walk. I love spring flowers.

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