Marion and I were back out on the trail today, and it was beautiful. The recent rains have brought on an explosion of plant growth and blossoms. Here’s a wild rose in bloom.
This is a young mesquite, against a background of what I think is yellow rocket. There used to be quite a few mesquites along the river, but they have been gone for years. The rocket, a variety of mustard, is everywhere since the thunderstorms gave it a boost.
This palo verde is in full and glorious bloom.
Close up, it looks like an explosion of yellow.
It was a glorious day, and a great ride.
In other news, grandson Andrew has taken up leatherworking again. He just hasn’t had time for it until lately, but now he’s managing to work it in. Here’s a pair of chaps he made for a friend. I like the scalloped edge; curves are hard!
I’m going to try to post more often; I’ve got a lot of pictures I just haven’t had time to upload and edit. It’s been a great spring!