While we might live in the Arizona desert, our back yard is quite verdant. The top picture shows white-flowered, thorny vines growing on top of our neighbor’s Ficus. I am told it’s the only Ficus in the neighborhood that survived a frost from last year.
The bright yellow tree is a sweet acacia that produces yellow puffballs in spring. The flowers emit a perfume-like fragrance vaguely reminiscent of Channel No. 5. Or was that Picasso? Been too many years.
The pink flowers come from a bougainvillea just before a wind storm pulled the plant away from a wall. I had to cut it back to the trunk, but it’ll grow back in no time.