Monday, May 8, 2017
So I mentioned yesterday that it got to 108 degrees (42C) on Friday and yesterday it barely made it over 70 (21C). Talk about weather extremes! The normal temperature here in the desert southwest for this time of year is about 86 degrees (30C). Things just seem to be a bit on the strange side weather-wise. However, the good thing is, the cool temperatures and heavily overcast skies on Sunday made for some perfect picture taking. I was just ready to press the shutter on this shot of a guayacan bloom when I was photo bombed by the bee who seemed to want to get in on the action.
The lion's tail blooms were standing up tall and proud at the Desert Botanical Garden.
And these lovely artichokes are just about ready to open up and expose their lavender blooms. I always have mixed emotions when I see the artichokes blooming or ready to bloom. When they open up, they've missed their time for eating purposes but, I guess they do need to go to seed once in while to encourage new growth.