We had a cold front come through last weekend, so the Arizona desert got one more lovely week of relatively cool (70's F) temperatures before the heat sets in for the summer. So, my sweetie and I took advantage of the weather to go on one more hike at the White Tank Mountain Regional Park.
The green of the spring wildflowers and grasses has faded into cream and rust as we head into the baking time, and seed pods are everywhere. I grew up in the Midwest US, and this looks like fall to me. No wonder I can never get the hang of the desert seasons.
The local wildlife was active. Lizards and birds and little fuzzy things everywhere!