a splash of color and a giveaway winner...

There is color everywhere!

Soon enough, the brutal heat of our Phoenix summer will settle in and all these delicate desert blossoms will burn up and fly away, but not today.

Today these trees and bushes in my yard are bursting with color and I'm not going to let what might happen tomorrow, take away from that.

What wonderful little gifts nature is sharing with me.
I can see all of this from my window, so pretty.
Even when they fall to the ground and make a carpet of yellow (and I sneeze my head off)...

I hope you see something beautiful today too.

Thank you all so very much for entering the colorful Beach Polish giveaway.

The winner is KariAnne from Thistlewood Farm.

Congratulations KariAnne!  Please send me your mailing information and they'll be on their way - jeanette(at)evertonterrace.com.


miss b said...

These photos are stunning - such vivid colour. A very pretty time of year.

Felicity said...



Julie of Monkey Grass Hill said...

never realized you had so many flowers out there. Very pretty

willowday said...

Amazing Photo! I appreciate the warm climate glimpses! Spring must be amazing.


gorgeous spring photos! I know the blooms are fleeting so we have to enjoy while we can-have a great day! Barbara

Anonymous said...

Congrats to KariAnne! LOVE the coralish-pink photo, (so prettily captured)!! xo

MJM said...

So lovely! Congrats KariAnne.

Nicole said...

Gorgeous photos. Didn't you say that your degree is in photography? And what kind of camera do you use? I love cameras so I ask lots of people :)

Andrew H. said...

Nice pictures! A lot of these got blown away in our freak Springtime storm yesterday, but we do get to enjoy them for a little while longer.

Ren- Lady Of The Arts said...

what pretty colors. I love desert burst of color

Charlotta Ward said...

Hello hello!
What a wonderfully bright and happy post!
Sweden is in full blossom too and I am overwhelmed by the beauty of it all. The Birch trees have just burst open in fine pale green leaves, and every where there are Spring flowers which the kids love to pick. (I have run out of vases!)

Congratulations to the lucky winner!

Lots of love and thank you for dropping by today. Am so glad you liked the detox post. x

xx Charlotta

thistlewoodfarm said...


I left a comment earlier, but maybe it didn't go through :( I left it from my phone and I was so excited!!!!!! My toes send you a million thanks.


PS Your photography is absolutely gorgeous.

lisaroy said...

So pretty! Thanks for sharing your gorgeous blooms! It's already over 105F here in Dubai - it's like someone flicked a switch this week. So long fresh air walks!

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