I arrived in Tucson just in time to experience the desert in full spring bloom. The El Nino winter, resulting in higher-than-average rainfall, produces spectacular displays of spring color. I have been out on almost daily hikes collecting photos of those wildflowers, and will be posting images in future posts.
In the meantime, however, here are a series of lovely pansies (or violas) that were taken a few weeks ago in the retaining wall garden at the Jonquil. It's no wonder they are a favorite for flower gardens and porch containers; their bright colors and cheery face-like features are always a delight to see.
So, to start out the spring floral season, here are the pansies:
A Study in Blue
White Solo Act
A Pair in Purple and White
Party of Five