Sunday, March 27, 2016

March 27, 2016—-Yuma, Arizona

We hope Easter Sunday lived up to your expectations.  It was a beautiful day here in Yuma…not too warm and very little wind.  The landscaping is one of the differences here in Arizona.

There are palm trees and lots of varieties of cacti, some of which have beautiful blooms.  There are very few “flower beds” like other parts of the country, but the many kinds of cacti makes up for it.  The weather is too warm and dry for traditional plants.

And you don’t have to worry about coming home to find a sack of zucchini on your door step.  We have seen several home gardens, but not many.  Of course, the commercial fields have many shades of green.  Even those crops will be changing as the weather gets hotter.

Cotton and wheat are grown locally, as well as several “seed” plants…onions, beans, peas…things like that are grown for the seeds.  The ground is allowed to “rest” from now until the end of August.

The little hummingbird is getting very brave.  Its little head is visible most of the time.  Bill thinks it is getting too big for the nest, but I think it is just like any other young creature…curious about the world out there!

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