Saturday, April 16, 2011

The Volunteer

The place where we walk is pretty much a floodplain.  Our stream flows down the canyon from those hills back there.  When it rains heavily like it has this year our creek becomes more like a river and rises pretty high, washing out landscaping on it's way down to the valley below.  

You can see how rocky and barren it can be...

And then we found these!!

Just growing up out of the sand, bright and beautiful; just celebrating that Spring is here in our wash...

Happy Spring, Everybody!!

We also wanted to thank our Black and Brown furiends at Terrors on Four Paws for recognizing us with the Kreativ Blogger Award!  Thanks so much Jack, Kaiser and Farrusquinho!!

We'd like to pass it along to:
Anna the GSD and
Romping and Rolling in the Rockies
all of whom are extremely 'Kreativ' in their own way!

Bye for now,
Gizmo, Bart and Ruby


NAK and The Residents of The Khottage said...

What beaWOOty!

And the flowers are furry nice too!

PeeEssWoo: Mom's Sunday passengers inkhude a 12week old ROTTI girl named Stella!

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

Isn't that just such a pleasant surprise!!! The flowers are beautiful. Of course, the pups are quite gorgeous too:)

Congrats on your award - very nice one.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Greyhounds CAN Sit said...

What a lovely surprise to come across some beautiful Gazania's in flower. I love them and have a few in my so called garden!

That's an awesome place to walk. It looks lovely and warm and dry and the creek is such a bonus. We're going into Winter here and I don't want to think about it! I'd rather sit here and look at your lovely photos than take my kids down to the park for their walk in the cold wind and possible rain:(

Lindsay said...

That's a really vibrant burst of color! Love it!

Wyatt said...

Love your wildflowers! Nature finds a way to bring beauty in all conditions!

Wyatt and Stanzie

Amber DaWeenie said...

Congrats on da award! :o)

And such purrty flowers. Dat sure doesn't look like a small stream to me. Looks more like da Amazon River. BOL

Teddy Westlife said...

What pretty flowers! I'm glad you're allowed to swim like that.

Pippen said...

Happy Spring to you guys too!

Sam and Pippen

JacksDad said...

Those flowers are fantastic!! Thank you for sharing your walk with us!

Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

Gazanias!!!! We have those in our garden. That's a gorgeous place to explore.

XXXOOO Daisy, kendra & Bella

Stella said...

What an explosion of color! I love flowers like that when they are totally different from their surroundings! Thanks for the great photos.


George The Lad said...

Wow what a find on your walk it just pops out at you. The must be a sign of spring
Happy Spring to you and congrants on your award.
Have a good week
See Yea George xxx

Anonymous said...

What gorgeous surprise flowers you found in your wash! Great photos!!!

Congrats on that really great awardy :D That is so nice of you guys to think of me to pass it on to. Thanks!

Waggin at ya,

Cowspotdog said...

Gazanias - I haven't seen them in such a long time - they grow EVERYWHERE back home in Australia (they tend to be a bit of weed sometimes). You will see more and more of them as they seed easily. Looks like a great walk you had

K9 Katastrophie said...

Hi guys! BEAOOOOTIFUl flowers! Congrats on the badge!


KB said...

Those are gorgeous flowers, and especially because they are such gems in the midst of your rocky wash. Wow!!!!

Congrats on your award and thanks for passing it to me!

Amber-Mae said...

OMD that creek looks like fun!!! And how nice is it to see such lovely, bright looking flowers growing in such a dead looking place. COOL!

violett said...

Oh how beautiful the flowers bloom in the barren rocks. Yes, I know, this year even the desert bloom beautifully. There was and finally rain. But unfortunately, many storms.

Congratulations on the award!

No, my aunt you can not take a walk. It is also quite old, a former soldier bride. 1946 moved to the U.S.. I fly every year to her for her to make a few nice days. She has no relatives in the United States. She lives in the desert near Victorville.
I guess you live so about 100-150 miles north-west.
I am in this much time traveling alone by car. Like to ride in the Ontario Mall for shopping.
Lots of love
Mischka and violett

Dexter said...

Those flowers sure were a nice surprise, yuh. Happy spring back at ya.


CreekHiker / HollysFolly said...

Great pics! congrats on the award!

Anonymous said...

What a strange flower group in the sand... it sure is pretty though.

Terrorzinhos said...

Great place to explore!
Happy spring to you too!

Have a nice week!

Unknown said...

Oh wow - that looks just like the "Wild West" - and those flowers are just GORGEOUS!! Wish I had somewhere like that to walk too!

Honey the Great Dane

Backcountry Brodie said...

Those do be some beeootiful flowahs! We had some floodings like that today on our hike, too. They trails woz mostly creeks. Wot fun!

Molly the Airedale said...

The flowers are so beautiful! They add the most perfect color!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Michelle said...

Beautiful, lovely photos! This is my first visit to your site and I can't wait to see more.

Remington said...

Certainly is pretty where you live!

Lorenza said...

A nice walkie enjoying a good splashing time!
The flowers are beautiful!
Have a great day!
Kisses and hugs

Sue said...

How beautiful! Happy Spring to you guys from your buddies at The Portie Blog.

My Mind's Eye said...

What gorgeous scenery...and you get to walk there every day...well minus any flooding...
Beautiful flowers. Mom and Dad would like to live in the for me I'll live anywhere as long as there aren't any tornadoes.
Hugs Madi

Nanük said...

Heya mates! Thanks soooo much! That's our first blogger award:) play bows,

RA & Isis

Maddy and Owen said...

Wow! Those flowers sure were beautiful!
Maddy and Owen

White Dog Blog said...

What a bright and wonderful "find!" Wildflowers stir the soul like no formal garden can. Congratulations on your much deserved award.

Asta said...

Deew Gizmo Bawt and Wuby,
I loved those bootiful flowews you found in that wash place.How magical?
I think it was put thewe just fow you by some angels.
It looks like a vewy nice to go cool off.
As fow how I go to places, well, I do have an invisibility fuwwcoat just like you guessed hehehehe

Thank you so much fow that lovely awawd! I am honowed
smoochie kisses

Jed and Abby in MerryLand said...

Serendipity - flowers blooming in the desert. How's Bart? Saw in a comment that he's receiving medical attention.

Jed & Abby

Anonymous said...

Whoa! Lookit those Most BEAUTIFUL flowers! It's like you discovered a treasure!

And congratulations on your awardie. You deserves it!

Wiggles & Wags,

ForPetsSake said...

Great pics - in TX where we are, I'm always astounded by the amount of wildflowers that crop up out of what looks like barren soil, too. Thanks for sharing these with us!

the booker man said...

OoOoOoOoOooo! i love those springy flowers with their super duper firey orangey color! did you smell them? i bet they smelled goooood!
mega gratsers on your shiny awardie for bein' totally kreativ like! me and asa and mama couldn't agree more! :)

the booker man