Sunday, February 17, 2008

Sunday desert blogging

It snowed in the mountains, but spring is approaching in the desert. Winter has been relatively wet, so we expect a bumper crop of wildflowers. This was about the time we saw the first snowdrops back east, and the desert has corresponding small purple flowers. But this picture of the distant snows with a saguaro skeleton summed up a perfect day.

3 comments:

b_a said...

very awesome! I can only imagine what it would be like to look off in the distance and see snow, yet still be surrounded by cacti.

wobbly said...

Is this in or around Tonto NM or Globe, AZ? This vista is familiar. Glad for you to be there to see...
-wobbly

Caleb Deupree said...

Saguaro National Park west of Tucson, with the Santa Catalina mountains in the background, where they have spring skiing in February.