Friday, April 16, 2010

Friday My Town Shootout

This weeks theme, chosen by Kerry, is "Things that make me smile." What a great, uplifting theme! To see what everyone is smiling about, go here!

I think the reasoning is obvious here. He doesn't have to do much to make me smile; he's just adorable, and will do almost anything to get my attention. I love those top feathers (we call them eyebrows), when they shoot up, give them such a comical look.
We took a trip to Tucson yesterday; a shopping day to Costco & Trader Joes. I was delighted to see that the desert is starting to green up!

This definitely makes me smile. Winters are very drab here, and not only do things look dormant, they look dead. Months of it is hard, like what I would imagine not having sun for months out of the year would be like.
Then we started seeing this:

Large stretches of wildflowers all along the highway.

I could almost break out in song!
I wish you all a week full of things that make you smile!


Anonymous said...

so beautiful...if you visit my blog no excuse no explanation today (saturday) I have many pics of my area though I think they pale in comparison to this beautiful scenery ;)

happy weekend

Kerry said...

The desert in springtime, how beautiful, and a good reason to smile!

septembermom said...

Now if you break out in song, will you post the video? LOL. Love the wildflowers too!

Doreen said...

birds are cute when they stick those feathers up. never knew they were called eyebrows. nice shoot out!!

Pam said...

I love looking at your pictures. I've never seen the desert in real life, just photos, and yours are wonderful.

Cynthia L. H. said...

Great pics! Happy spring!!! I love the desert.

GingerV said...

I love the desert in April and i bet this year with all the snow you had it will be extra special. love the parret.

NanU said...

A flowery spring in the desert is a special treat! In San Diego it doesn't happen every year - too dry - but we all rush out to stand google-eyed at the show when it does.

Scriptor Senex said...

I too want to hear the video of you singing! Hope you've a better voice than mine. :-)

Nicolle Howard said...

Your voice is probably better than mine. Haven't had a chance to see much of the desert lately. Now that tax season is over I can get out more.

GB said...

I can imagine that your feathered friends make you smile a lot.

As for nature - well it can cause just about every emotion there is. Glad the Spring makes you smile.

Pauline said...

Thanks for the mid-week smile. I've discovered there's a bonus when you are late getting around to visiting the FSO team. You make the desert come alive for me!

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