We see these little trees everywhere. I finally asked one of the profs down at a New Mexico State University garden what they are. Oddly enough, they are called desert bird of paradise, not to be confused with the exotic-looking bird of paradise flower that one sees in California. Apparently, these come in either red or yellow; I've only seen the yellow ones so far.
The creamy blossoms of the yucca have just about gone by.
This is a happy little weed growing by the side of the road.
These oleander bushes were completely loaded with blossoms. I've seen them everywhere in white, dark pink, and a kind of murky-looking lighter pink. I'd really love to get one in a butter-cream color that I saw at a nursery.
Here is a close-up of the oleander flowers (poisonous if eaten--I've never been tempted!).
Don't forget to keep voting every day in the New Mexico Day of Enchantment Photo Contest, which is continuing to the end of June.