5.4.13

Last hike

Today will be our last day hiking here in the desert ( until we return in the fall) I will take a few more photos as we admire for the last time this amazing landscape..While out the other day, I noticed that the Staghorn cacti were starting to bloom...they are a pale shade of yellow, in contrast, the hedgehog cacti are such a brilliant shade of pink..so far we will have hiked 247.5 since Nov. 5.



Just to show you the lovely light filtering into our back garden. This mesquite tree had lost all its leaves during the hard January frost, but has come back so beautifully. It will provide shade all hot summer long to the plants in the garden..for that I am very thankful.



4 comments:

CJ STITCHING AND BLOOMS said...

Your hiking miles are very impressive. I look forward to seeing the last photos of the desert. Hugs Judy

Carola Bartz said...

Beautiful images of a blooming desert. I've only been to the desert in the winter or March and have never seen it blooming. Judging from your photos, it must be amazing. One day...

wilma b said...

The blooms are gorgeous...safe travels as you travel home. The last of our snowbirds in our complex arrived home today.

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

You two have done so great with the hiking! Looks beautiful in your desert area -- ours, not so much (so filled with trash and people who don't respect the environment)! Best wishes, Tammy