I kinda cheated this week. These photos are actually from a walk, not a bike ride. But there are some lovely flowers/gardens in nearby neighborhoods and I've been wanting to take photos. It's just not practical to stop for every flower when you are biking. But walking is perfect for literally stopping to smell the roses. This first spidery purple flower was my fave. Anyone know what it is?
I wish I could have gotten closer to those white flowers in the bottom right. They had big yellow centers and were really pretty. But I would have been all up in someone's flower bed and I don't think that is a very neighborly thing to do.
You know what's strange about the vegetation around here? There is a lot of super lush vegetation but mixed in with that are these desert-like areas. There are literally cacti right next to big flowering bushes. And look at all of those rocks in that last photo. Regardless, it is all really pretty.