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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

{Palo Verde Tree blooming in Scottsdale Arizona}

On March 24, we were at the +Costco Wholesale Gas Station Airpark in Scottsdale, Arizona.
We already had admired the masses of yellow blooms alongside the highway and now we saw one nearby. It is the beautiful Palo Verde Tree!
Such bright yellow everywhere you turned...
The Palo Verde seems to be the State Tree!
Arizona in general is such a well maintained State, everywhere you turn.
It makes for feeling happy, to see such trees!
Very friendly people too!
And a happy me!
Filling up the rental car, our Toyota Corolla...


42 comments:

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    1. Dearest Theresa,
      Everything looked just wonderful because of full spring blooms. Even the desert was beautiful.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  2. Hello Mariette, Up north, trees filled with masses of blooms are usually white. It must have been stunning to see this vivid yellow color which so well matches the sunniness of Arizona.
    --Jim

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    1. Dearest Jim,
      We sure were pleasantly surprised for seeing such vivid yellow, all along the Freeway etc. Spring is wonderful in those desert states.
      Kindest regards,
      Mariette

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  3. Dearest Mariette,
    wonderful pictures from those wonderful trees!
    Wishing you a happy new week,
    Love and hugs,
    Claudia

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    1. Dearest Claudia,
      Surprising color indeed and we enjoyed it so much during our 6 days in Arizona.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  4. Liebe Mariette,

    das ist wiederum sehr schön.

    Sonnige Grüße
    Elisabeth

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    1. Liebe Elisabeth,
      Ja, danke und auch die sonnige Grüsse sind durch gekommen!
      Liebe Grüsse,
      Mariette

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  5. Wow liebe Mariette...es leuchtet wunderbar mit diesen Baum-Sonnen. :-)
    Schön das du deinen Besuch so geniessen konntest. Es sind Momente die so nicht gleich wieder kommen.

    Liebe Grüessli
    Julia

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    1. Liebe Julia,
      Ja, wir hatten zwar eine Reise gebucht aber so etwas hätten wir beide nicht erwartet! Sehr schön sah es aus.
      Ganz liebe Grüsse,
      Mariette

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    1. Beste Marianne,
      Ja, zeg dat wel; een pláátje was het. Langs de Freeway konden we natuurlijk níet 'even' stoppen maar gelukkig stonden er hier bij het tank station van de groothandel Costco.
      Liefs,
      Mariette

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  7. Dear Mariette,

    How gorgeous the yellow tree is and great to see that Arizona is so well maintained. I also love the pretty white Purl bush flower in your header.

    Thanks for your kind visit to my blog and sending hugs to you - as we both miss our dear Mothers for mothers day.
    Enjoy the new week
    Carolyn

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    1. Dearest Carolyn,
      We always are in awe about how meticulous the entire state looks. Even along the Highway, Freeway and Interstate. When the desert blooms, things look incredible.
      Thank you dear!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  8. liebe Mariette,
    das sind ja wundervolle Bäume - was ein Leuchten - herrlich -

    hab eine schöne Woche -

    liebe Grüße - Ruth

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    1. Liebe Ruth,
      Ja, unerwartet kann die Wüste auch ihre Blüten zeigen. Wir hatten Glück um am gutem Moment da zu sein.
      Liebe Grüsse,
      Mariette

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  9. Oh my dearest Mariette ... sounds like a road trip!!! You look fabulous ... and those trees really are lovely. You can't help but smile when you see the beautiful sea of yellow. Wishing you both a blessed week ahead. xo

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    1. Dearest Celia,
      Oh, how lucky we were for being there at the right time! Never in our lives have we seen such a sea of yellow and alongside the Freeway it looked incredible.
      Happy mid-week to you as well.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  10. Good Afternoon Mariette, How beautiful.... the Palo Verde tree is so vibrant in colour with so many flowers. I can understand why you felt so happy when you first saw the trees.... as yellow is such a sunny, smiley colour.
    We drove a Toyota Carolla car a number of years ago..... do you know, I had not thought about that car in a long time.
    I love the photograph of you standing beside the car.... you are very photogenic.
    Enjoy your day.
    Best Wishes
    Daphne

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    1. Dearest Daphne,
      We both were so lucky for seeing the desert bloom while we were there. These yellow blooming Palo Verde trees were incredible.
      Loved to drive this rental car; cute and easy. Funny that it did bring back memories of yours.
      Well, when I'm happy like that, the camera works well with me...
      Happy mid-week to you as well.
      hugs,
      Mariette

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  11. Mariette how glorious!! Have a wonderful week and thank you so much for sharing with me!!

    xoxo
    Karena
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    1. Dearest Karena,
      Thank you and this was such a marvelous and happy sight; we LOVE Arizona!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  12. Those trees are very pretty, as you say, they make people feel happy!

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    1. Dearest Sami,
      Wish they could bloom for months on end...
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  13. Non ho mai visto niente di simile, alberi come questi dalle mie parti penso proprio non ce ne siano. E grazie a te, attraverso questo piccolo schermo, riesco ad arrivare fino lì e poter ammirare tanta bellezza che la natura ci dona. Un abbraccio. Paola

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    1. Cara Paola,
      Entrambi siamo stati piacevolmente sorpresi di vedere tali fiori nel deserto dello stato. Dà gioia che potrebbe piacervi troppo!
      Un abbraccio forte,
      Mariette

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  14. Liebe Mariette,
    diese Bäume sind ein Traum. Herrlich, dieses gelb.
    Es stimmt, sie machen die Menschen wirklich glücklich.
    Man sieht es dir an - auch du bis glücklich.
    Einen guten Wochenstart wünscht Dir
    Irmi

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    1. Liebe Irmi,
      Ja, das war es sicher auch für uns Beide. So unerwartet war es ja, wenn die Wüste blüht ist es eben noch schöner und die Stimmung sorgt für Glück!
      Liebe Grüsse zum Mittwoch.
      Mariette

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  15. what a beautiful tree. I love the happy color

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    1. Dearest Daniela,
      Oh my, how we too loved that happy color! Wish we could see them more often and longer... All blossoms are only on for such a short time.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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    1. Dearest Jo-Anne,
      Yep, like an extension from the sun!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  17. Dearest Mariette,
    So many beautiful pals verde trees after few hours your friends nice talking with happy times!
    Hugs happy days!
    Michiko

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    1. Dearest Michiko,
      That was quite a joy to see those blossoms. Friendly people and all that yellow makes one happy.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  18. Dear Mariette,what a lovely tree!!
    Like that is full of beautiful Spring blooms!
    Preety yellow flowers!Like your sporty outfit!!
    You look gorgeous my friend!
    Have a happy week!!Hugs!
    Dimi...

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    1. Dearest Dimi,
      Thank you and this was such a surprise for both of us. Had to capture them on camera.
      Arizona is a state for wearing shorts; sunshine and warmth with low humidity. Pleasant climate.
      Hugs and happy mid-week to you!
      Mariette

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  19. Looks like you are on a fun trip out west. love those trees, and a cute shot of you at the gas station. have fun! janey

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    1. Dearest Janey,
      We had a very fun trip and so glad we went at the right time for those blossoms.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  20. Very beautiful. The last time I was in Scottsdale was 1991. Used to have a friend there but we lost touch many years ago. I sure do miss well maintained areas. This country needs to clean up its act. Best wishes, Tammy

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    1. Dearest Tammy,
      It is so pretty and indeed so meticulously maintained; far better than rural Georgia where they often litter alongside the roads... WHY do people just behave so different?!
      Guess you ought to go back to Scottsdale again and enjoy it!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  21. How beautiful, those Palo verde trees!! They look like our mimosas, ladden with yellow flowers which also keep for some days only! I do have the best memories from my short trip in Arizona, its beauty and colours. I only wish I could visit again!!!
    Many hugs, dear Mariette!!

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    1. Dearest Marie-Anne,
      We remember those mimosa trees from Australia as wattle trees. They are all from the acacia family but this one is different and completely covered with blossoms.
      Arizona is such a beautiful state and I'm glad that you at least visited it briefly. Wish you indeed could go back...
      Hugs and blessings,
      Mariette

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