Quenched & Drenched

We’ve had 4 inches of rain, and still, the monsoons rage across the desert. The ground is soaked, the trees are green, the air is thick and mushrooms of various types are sprouting all over the yard.

I think this might be the wettest season I have experienced since living here! At this rate, Todd’s Backyard is likely to become a jungle!

We actually had a pretty wet winter. This is what the quail pavilion looked like around March…

This is what it looked like this morning! We’re lucky if it gets this green by the end of the monsoons (around mid September). We should have a great crop of prickly pear fruit this fall…mmmm….can’t wait for those margaritas!

I don’t know if the resident wildlife are happy this time of year. I can’t believe it’s easy for all the birds to weather the raging storms. The squirrels must be miserable getting flooded out of their underground homes.  The javelina have to love it…they get a nice bath (which they really, really need!) But for sure, all of the plants and the cactus are getting fat and happy!…Well, maybe…

Our old man cactus looks a little grumpy. But I guess his budding blossom would mean otherwise!

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One thought on “Quenched & Drenched

  • Rain is good, and rain and rain is good, kinda….
    i just remember the bugs after all that rain.
    Have you seen any new big bugs?
    And how bout those big ol’ toads?,
    Hey, its all over the news down here about that 15 ft rattlesnake
    they found near Tucson, that wasn’t in your backyard was it?
    You know Texas is known for having the biggest s “rattlers”…
    AZ just showed us up….again!
    You and Todd be careful out there,
    Danger, Danger

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