Sunday, December 6, 2009

Yellow thru the Year

Greetings from the Sonoran Desert!

For Cactus Monday, Mellow Yellow Monday and Mosaic Monday.

Here are yellow things found at Sabino Canyon through the year:

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The pieces of the mosaic are not in chronological order but the key below is arranged by month with picture numbers in brackets.

Jan. - Velvet Ash [1]
Feb. - Brittlebush [4]
Mar. - Creosote bush [10]
Apr. - Prickly Pear blossom [7]
May - Palo Verde tree in bloom [8]
June - Golden Dyssodia [9]
July - Prickly Pear Needles [12]
Aug. - Hooker's Evening Primrose [5]
Sep. - Barrel Cactus blossom [11]
Oct. - Barrel fruit [2]
Nov. - Creosote flower and honeybee [6]
Dec. - Cottonwood trees 2008 [3]

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Thursday, November 19, 2009

Clouds at Sunrise

A few mornings ago, the sky was cloudy as I walked in Sabino Canyon.

Clouds were a welcome change from the clear skies usually seen in this area.

It almost looked as if it could rain.

The creek hasn't flowed since July.

Even the tiny pools of stagnant water have dried up.

No rain, the clouds were just teasing. After all, this is the desert.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009