Springtime in a different clime

We’re used to blooming crocus and daffodils to herald in Springtime.  When we see tulips, we know we’re home free, but what about Spring in the arid Chihuahuan desert?  On our long drive here, we hadn’t thought about what we would see in the desert, and we were delighted when we saw flowers and shrubs in bloom – unlike any other Spring we’d experienced!




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March 2013

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Beth and Joe enjoy simple travel.
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5 Responses to Springtime in a different clime

  1. George Hardwick says:

    Awesome flower pictures!

  2. Gretchen Hall says:

    You are so fortunate to see blooms in the desert, because some years there are few to none as it depends on the weather. But seeing the desert in bloom made me understand so many passages in the Old Testament with clarity.

  3. iShorr says:

    Neat pics–and perhaps your best title!

  4. Jnana Hodson says:

    The blooms of the prickly pear cactus became one of my favorites, back when I was living in the desert of Washington state. (Don’t laugh — most of Washington, Oregon, and Idaho is desert: the famed orchards require irrigation.) We knew a few places to look each April and May, but also to be wary while walking. Rattlesnakes, for starters. But the low-growing glories were worth the effort.
    Thanks for the reminder.

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