On our way back into town from a weekend in Las Cruces -- we were visiting Kirby and fellow quilter Judy -- we stopped by our friends’ Bob & Sandra’s for Easter dessert. Three kinds! Strawberry-rhubarb, cherry and coconut cream -- Yum!
I love driving up into the foothills of the Santa Catalina mountains to their gorgeous place overlooking the city. In the photo above, you can see the Tucson Mountains in the distance to the south. Sandra is an avid gardener and has filled their front courtyard with a riot of color and texture. The northern exposure and the adobe courtyard walls creates a little micro-climate where these tender annuals can thrive in the desert heat.
Just outside the courtyard wall, much of the desert flora is bursting into spring color. Below is the first bloom on a prickly pear cactus.
The prickly pears in our yard are almost done blooming, but Bob and Sandra’s higher elevation mean theirs are just getting started.