We just moved to Arizona to a place just outside of Fountain Hills, which is just outside of Scottsdale, which is just outside of Phoenix – you get the idea. 🙂
As you can see, things are really green out here right now and look very promising! With temperatures predicted into the 80’s next week, I’m hopeful that things will really start blooming very soon – it should be a great year. As we made our way across Arizona I10, the hills throughout the state were very green, but only the edge of the roadbed is blooming right now. The road edges always look the best.
This area has received over 6 inches of rain since the beginning of this year, and signs of the wet year are everywhere. We are camped on the edge of the Verde River and I can’t believe how much water is flowing in it right now – substantially more then our past two visits. Many of the normally dry riverbeds around Phoenix are flowing right now, it is fun to see the transformation.
Here are some photos of the wildflowers of McDowell Regional Park from 2008 during our last visit to this area.