The desert weather have been gradually warming after the last pair of storms, which rolled through a few weeks ago. We didn't get enough rain to help our wildflower bloom this year, but the view of snow on the mountains ringing our valley was really beautiful while it lasted.
Our Peach and Nectarine trees were blooming when the last blast of cold weather hit, and it definitely knocked them back. The Apricot is just starting to flower, and missed the setback.
Current temps are in the low 80's and there is plenty blooming in the yard. Bees and butterflies are keeping busy. The male Hooded Oriole has returned and was drinking from one of our hummingbird feeders. We will be putting out oranges and more jelly for him. The White-crowned Sparrows are still here, but they will be heading north as the weather gets warmer. Need to keep the feeders full, so they can tank up before their migration.
"Spring had sprung, the grass has riz
I wonder where the boidies is?
The little boids is on the wing.
Ain't that absoid,
the little wings is on the boid."