During these last days of March it has been sunny and warm and many plants are blooming. The ocotilla seems to have especially large blooms this year, even if we haven't had any rain since January. Maybe a drip irrigation system it watering these plants.
Some large yucca plants produce tall flower stems. Here are some buds. The photo below shows those buds opened, ready for pollination by birds and bees.
The palo verde trees are in full bloom--beautiful until you have to clean up all the fallen flowers.
This great egret has been flying around the neighborhood the last couple of days. It's winter range includes southwestern Arizona and much of Mexico. It migrates through this area to it's summer range, mainly in the mid-west. Since the only water nearby is in in two golf course ponds, I imagine it will be leaving soon. But what a beautiful bird.