Desert Beauty In My Neighborhood

“Every blade of grass has an angel that bends over it and whispers, Grow! Grow!”~Talmud

This has just been one of those weeks where life happens and the week got away from me and before I knew it here we are and I have written nothing that I can share.  So although I don’t have any inspiring uplifting words for you, I hope you do enjoy some photos taken from around my neighborhood.

If you don’t live in the desert here’s a little taste of the beauty that surrounds me.

Open flower.jpeg

I love clay pots.  This one is actually on the front lawn of one of my neighbors, photograph taken while on a nature walk with my granddaughter.

Clay pot.jpeg



There are many different varieties of succulent plants. There’s the Silver, there’s the Blue.  There’s the Graptopetalum which because of their plump rosettes they give visual weight and are great for the border of large containers. And did you know that succulents are a very low maintenance plant requiring water only once every 7-10 days or when soil is dry?  And sorry I forgot the name of these so if you know, please post in the comments below.

Green cactis.jpeg

I found this bug outside on my plant in my back yard just standing there like this for a while.  I’m not sure what kind of bug this is, but if you know share in the comments please.

Bug on flower

Bench in front of Cattle Baron Steak & Seafood Restaurant, love their salad bar.  Photo taken when out to dinner with my granddaughters.


These are growing on the road right outside my house, I’m thinking Prickly Pear but not sure, if you know please leave the name in the comments.

Red cacti.jpeg

And I can’t end without mentioning these gorgeous butterflies who come to visit every summer, this one is outside the front of my house.


No matter where you live you have a neighborhood, so go out, take a walk around, give some gratitude for the beauty that surrounds you and charm your soul.  I am grateful for the magic I see all around me every day and I’m delighted to share with you a bit of our desert love.

Feel free to share your photos and if you know the names of the cacti and bug, let me know in the comments below.

Dessert Blessings


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My big joy is to inspire, encourage and empower you to live the sweetest life for you. I love to share inspiration, how to, and my own journey towards wholeness and union with our Divine Mother. Oh and I love photography and cooking. I am thrilled that you are here and sharing in this wonderful magical mystery.

6 thoughts on “Desert Beauty In My Neighborhood

  1. I love plants and I love photos so this blog post is perfect and I love it! If it is the name of the succulents you are after then I believe they might be called Echeveria, not 100% sure though 🙂 Once again, well done! xx


  2. Masha these are great!! I remember eating those “Prickly Pear’s ” a few times as a little girl visiting my grandmother in Mexico they call them “Tunas.” They taste like melons from what I remember. Loved the pictures and the appreciation for God’s creations that we so casually walk by daily without giving it a second thought. Made me think of the movie The Color Purple quote…
    “I think it pisses God off if you walk by the color purple in a field and don’t notice it.” ( I believe that goes for all the colors lol ) ❤ 🙂


    1. What a great memory to have Millie, I remember eating something similar to this called Sabra, I’m not sure if it’s the same cacti, when I lived in Israel, delicious. And thanks for the quote I forgot about that, you have to stop and admire God’s creations. ❤


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