It doesn’t seem possible that October is here already. Most people are starting to think about cooler weather, if they don’t have it already. Here in the Southwest desert, we are having cooler weather; highs are only in the low 90s with nighttime lows in the high 60s.
Fall through Spring is my favorite time here; summer’s humidity and storms are behind us and nothing but beautiful weather from now until May!
I do sometimes miss having four seasons; and I sometimes miss green trees and green grass and plants that don’t wilt every day. But I wouldn’t trade living here for any other climate. There are so many different shades of green here in the desert; from the pale yellow green of the Palo Verde to the dark green of firs and pines.
This is what we call our ‘second Spring’. Plants are budding and blooming; butterflies, moths, grasshoppers, crickets, and dragonflies are out in abundance. Plants that only bloom during the monsoon are in full bloom; Texas rain sage, ocotillo, and many others.
Our Easter Lily cactus has had only one bloom so far, but I blame that on the move and the stress it went through while we tried to find the perfect spot for it.
But time is moving way too fast! I need to make the most of it while I can!!