Three More Inches of Winter

Or 8 centimetres, whichever you prefer. The snow arrived last night and it was still falling this morning, turning our world white. Again. Yes, a sure sign of spring in Alberta.

A month ago we were hiking the Sonoran Desert, panting in the heat, searching for shade. The snakes and lizards were out — and a profusion of flowers. A much nicer view right now. 🙂

Blue palo verde
Blue palo verde
Bougainvillea
Bougainvillea
Evening primrose
Evening primrose
Chuparosa
Chuparosa
Brittlebush
Brittlebush
Strawberry hedgehog
Strawberry hedgehog
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2 thoughts on “Three More Inches of Winter

  1. Even here, we’re swinging a bit from cool to warm, but our swings certainly are nothing compared to yours. It’s good that you have those desert days — and images — to encourage yourself. The blue palo verde is an interesting plant. It’s called blue, its name calls up green, but it looks yellow. It certainly looks to be an enthusiastic grower!

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    1. Altho’ the blue palo verdes don’t live as long as the yellow/foothills palo verdes, they make up in colour what they may lack in longevity. A couple of years ago the little town we visit was awash, literally, in yellow blooms. I’ve never seen anything like it. It was as though someone had spray-painted the whole area. And the desert beyond the town was the same. Blues tend to favour the washes (arroyos) as do I … it was like hiking in a canyon of yellow, with bees humming and buzzing all around me. Bliss!

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