Wednesday Green

Yes, is there anything more refreshing? Green plants, green leaves, tiny buds starting to bloom! And amazing as it is, we got rain again this morning! I’m not noticing the variety of wild flowers that I saw last spring after our rainy 2019, but everything is sprouting something, and a lot of it is green….

Tuesday’s Flower

I believe this to be the Desert Thorn-apple (Datura discolor). I will be watching for it to open over the next couple of days. According to Wikipedia, all parts of this plant contain a mix of alkaloids that are potentially lethal when enough is ingested. Deaths from careless recreational use of Datura and related plants…

Finches Gone Wild

Yesterday on my walk I discovered where the finches go when they aren’t partying at my backyard feeder! There were dozens of beautiful finches enjoying the seeds from all the wild flowers that have been growing in a nearby wash.  They were challenging to capture because my camera wanted to focus on the surrounding flowers…

Discovering our neighborhood

Last Sunday while hiking in our nearby desert area, we ran into fellow hikers who made us aware of a conservation area down the road.  We had no idea this place was there.  This morning we headed out to explore. The paths were busy and active with other folks out walking, biking and enjoying the…