Having just left Buckeye for the season, Jen H. reminds us that it’s springtime. As I write this in Deadwood, South Dakota, there is a late season snow storm raging. Spring around here? Not so much… In any case, Jen asks us to share photos of renewal, awakening. In the desert, I am always amazed at the amount of colorful plant life, so I will feature some of my favorite desert plants in bloom. You can review Jen’s post here. In the photo above, a brittlebush plant shares a rocky ledge with a hedgehog cactus.
The birds and the bees enjoy the renewal as they awaken from their winter activities. “Busy as a bee” is a fitting tribute to their activities this time of year. It’s a time when people start thinking of those spring cleaning projects and we can all venture outside without the benefit of extra protective clothing (except maybe in those climates where protection from the sun becomes more important than ever. The small gallery of images features some of my favorite springtime in the desert photographs. In most browsers, you can click on an image to enlarge it and to scroll through the gallery.