There are times that we need to just pause, sit back, and reflect. Maybe relax is a better word than reflect. Either way, this is something that I don’t do often enough. The weather this weekend has given us a break, which we don’t get too often in August. The morning temperatures have dipped about 20°, from 88° at 5 am to about 68° which has made it incredibly comfortable to sit in our backyard and sip on a latte (or coffee or tea, whatever your pleasure is)…
And take a look around. I love to garden, and I have to plant pretty hardy plants. But not all of them have to have stickers on them….
I love aloe and agave plants, and other succulent type plants that bloom. I have better luck with the aloe in pots because I can protect them from the direct sunlight a little better. And the others do better where the rabbits can’t get in and eat them!
Then once in awhile we get other visitors….
I caught a glimps of a male red cardinal in the Firethorn bushes. They only show up from Spring through Fall.
He wasn’t going to make it easy for me to get a good picture! And these were through my dining room window! You can only see them up in the area that I live in here. We’re at about 2600 ft elevation, and apparently they don’t like it further south. Usually you see the female close by as well, but this year I haven’t seen her at all.
And for anyone that doesn’t think that there is much life in the desert, all you have to do is fill your birdfeeder!
A flurry of activity this morning!
Take the time to sit back and refresh. Life seems to move by so quickly. I hope that you enjoy the rest of your weekend!