We have now moved a bit east into Arizona. As you can see, there aren’t any wildflowers. We are here a tad bit earlier then normal, but the lack of wildflowers has much more to do with a dry and unseasonably cold winter that included some freezes. In some parts of McDowell, many plants appeared dead, hopefully they are just damaged by the freeze.
It is possible that late rains, and now unseasonably warm weather might give us a few flowers – but we definitely won’t be seeing the hills of solid color like we did in 2008.