April is a favorite month in our climate in Arizona. Temperatures are inviting for outdoors activities - hiking, biking, visits to the Botanical Garden. The various cactus plants are starting to bloom and add magenta, yellow, orange, cream colors to the scenery.
The picture above is a Palo Verde tree - in its yellow bloom colors and pretty green bark. Underneath the tree is a solid yellow carpet, too. The green bark is not only beautiful, but functional, too - it allows photosynthesis to take place and to feed the plant, even after the green leaves have fallen off in the fall.