The Desert in Bloom

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This is the time of year when the boring old desert shows off its spring colors to the rest of the world. Today we took a drive out to the Bartlett Lake Recreation Area, just northeast of Scottsdale. It was a gorgeous sunny 67◦ and it was well worth the time.

The ride down to Bartlett Lake is about 5 miles of paved roadway winding through mountains and canyons with loads of picturesque views.

Along the way, we were able to stop and snap a few nice pictures of the wildflowers.


Bartlett 2
















Here is a great shot of a patch of Mexican Golden Poppies and Arizona Lupine.


Bartlett 3

Above is a patch with both Golden and Albino Poppies mixed with the purple Lupine.

Next is another patch of Poppies, Lupine and Chuparosa surrounding a "Teddy Bear" Cholla.

Bartlett 4Along the way, we were able to get some nice views of the surrounding mountains. If you look closely you can still see traces of the snows from last months big storm.


Bartlett 1

Finally, we arrived at the lake. Although it was a little windy there were lots of boaters out on the water. The water level is up from the recent rains which made the lake the largest it has been in several years.


Bartlett 5

Planning a visit to the Scottsdale area? Spring is a great time to visit.


Want to know more about this great area? Visit me at for all the latest information about our beautiful Sonoran Desert.



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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce

In a word...gorgeous ! It will be a while before we can see that kind of eye candy in Wisconsin...thank you for the "Virtual tour" !

Mar 17, 2019 04:03 PM #1
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

It is amazing how pretty the desert looks afte a short rain of any kind

Mar 17, 2019 06:42 PM #2
Leif Price
Chirpy Home - Portland, OR
Blogger at Chirpy Home

Thank you for bringing us(somewhat) to Bartlett Lake. Gorgeous scenery and good view of the summer plants. 

Mar 17, 2019 06:47 PM #3
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

Those are amazing pictures of the desert bloom, Joseph.  It has been a long winter for many across the country.  It's nice to see the earth trying to awaken from it all.

Mar 18, 2019 01:27 AM #4
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

CONGRATULATIONS Joseph, on having this blog FEATURED in the Old Farts Club group!  

Mar 18, 2019 01:28 AM #5
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Joseph. Oh my, these shots and these scenes are absolutely gorgeous.

Mar 18, 2019 06:39 AM #6
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much for sharing your photographs.

We are hoping for some warmer weather in Maryland.

Mar 18, 2019 06:59 AM #7
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

If that is the desdert you can count me in for enjoying the beauty.

Mar 18, 2019 07:30 AM #8
Hannah Williams
Re/Max Eastern inc. - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818

How did I miss this beautiful post-Joseph Domino 480-390-6011  so colorful d think

Mar 28, 2019 12:43 PM #9
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