Looking for green

That was our primary goal when we set out on our little about-town adventure yesterday. I know if we don’t get more rain soon, the colors and beauty will start to wither away. We started out soon after sunrise. As we headed around town I was amazed at the lush green and many areas of…

Our day in the sun

With family here from out of town, and most everything open now, we took the opportunity to explore our Desert Museum. The weather was just a bit on the warm side, but it was beautiful. Surprising, it was quite busy. I believe that may be due to Spring Break. It did seem a bit surreal…

Tread Carefully…

It is rattlesnake season.  The temperature is warming up and they are coming out of hibernation.  Although a rattlesnake is not something you want see in your yard, or near your home, in nature they are beautiful and magnificent.  They are a creature that does not seek conflict, but instead prefers to be left alone. …

Amsinckia: commonly known as Fiddleneck

Fiddleneck was another wildflower quite prevalent on my recent Sunday morning hike.  I also saw them on Saturday walking along the wash.  They are very beautiful in the way they curl, and the green and yellow colors are quite stunning. A small factoid from Wikipedia: The seeds and foliage of fiddlenecks are poisonous to livestock, particularly cattle, because they…

Encelia Farinosa: commonly known as Brittlebush

This morning I headed to a nearby hiking/park area for more outdoor exercise, and to see what spring flowers were blooming.  The amount of sprouts and blooms were amazing.  Because the sky was overcast, and a lot of the flowers were small, I was challenged in capturing their full beauty. Currently most predominate was the…