I have really been enjoying the progression of Spring flowers here along the Wasatch Front. In the low deserts of Arizona, flowers bloom all year long and the usual, cultivated varieties begin blooming in January and February. Tulips are very rare because of the heat. The contrast here in the mountains is that the cooler temperatures are practically perfect for most of the cultivated varieties. I still miss the cactus flowers and probably always will, but I am happy to see the tulips and iris blooming.