Our extremely high summer heat hit us all at once at the beginning of June and it takes a while for our bodies to adjust so I haven't been doing my Sunday walks at the garden for several weeks. Yesterday, I decided to go at 6:00 AM when its open to members only and see if there was anything worthwhile to see. There was plenty to see and the place was quiet with only 4 or 5 other people out and about. I saw lots of white-winged doves looking for cactus fruit.
The bees were gathering at the watering hole to refresh themselves before they head out for their pollen gathering duties.
The chocolate daisies were soaking up the early morning sunshine.
And the queen butterflies were enjoying the taste of the fuzzy blooms on the Texas Ebony tree.
And, lets not forget the little cactus wren who was busy building a nest in a chain-fruit cactus.