The journal of a gardener in transition from her former garden (Hogglebog, a zone 5 garden located in southeast Michigan) to her new garden in Phoenix, Arizona
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June 08, 2008 in McDowell Sonoran Conservancy | Permalink
This fellow was showing off for the ladies up on Sunrise Peak Trail.
The lizards are in full breeding color right now, very lizard sexy.
Picture taken March 22, 2008
April 06, 2008 in McDowell Sonoran Conservancy | Permalink
The desert blooms with abandon on rare years; this is one of those years. With our plentiful winter rainfall, the flowers are putting on a grand show.
The McDowell Sonoran Conservancy is a substantial tract of land owned by the city of Scottsdale. It is a wildlife corridor and and open land preserve, and it is here that I have been hiking.
A field of California Poppies (Eschscholzia californica)
California Poppies and Desert, or Coulter's Lupine (Lupinus sparsiflorus)
Chuparosa (Justicia californica)
Pictures were taken on the Paradise Trail to Gateway Saddle Hike, Sunday March 9, 2008.
March 21, 2008 in McDowell Sonoran Conservancy | Permalink