August 12, 2006
A close up of the yellow flowers from the previous entry. We typically get wildflowers in the spring in the desert. The beauty of the display depends upon how much winter rain we receive. The rains this summer have brought out a beautiful display of these Arizona Poppies. You can even see them covering the side of mountains with their brilliant yellow petals.
August 11, 2006
This trail head is made more inviting by the green plants and yellow flowers along its border. It leads to a stream that you’d think would be cool and refreshing, but instead is warm and a bit muddy. The warmth comes from the desert heat, the mud because when it rains the stream becomes a muddy torrent that closes the road into/out of the park.
August 10, 2006
We’ve continued to receive rain since the flooding, and the desert has transformed from brown to green—so much so that you can see the green on the mountains. This is Catalina State Park, north of Tucson, which has received almost twice the amount of rain as it normally does by this time of year. Note the gray clouds ready to drop more rain on the mountains.
August 09, 2006
The Geico stunt plane pilot tumbled his plane through the sky for much of his show. He must have had quite a headache from pulling all those Gs - both positive and negative.