Saturday, June 8, 2019

Blooming Agave

At the canyon, weeks after the brittlebushes, palo verdes and cacti have finished blooming, the agave flowers begin to open.

Though commonly called century plant, agaves typically only take ten to twenty five years to mature.

After flowering, the mother plant dies. Offshoots of the agave can continue to grow and eventually bloom.

Bees and hummingbirds love them!

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Bighorn Sheep

We saw two bighorn sheep at the canyon. The smaller one is wearing a GPS collar, the sheep are likely part of a reintroduction effort.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Monsoon Morning

After a few good rains, the creek resumed flowing, the hills turned green and toads appeared.

Have a great day!

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Almost Summer

These pictures are from May 31st. It's warming up, we've had several 100 degree days already. Monsoon season will begin soon. Rain is always welcome in the desert.

Enjoy the change of season. :)