Sunday, May 23, 2010

Casa del Padre Flora and Fauna May 2010

May 23, 2010

This being our first Spring it has been a treat watching the variety of plant blooms. They seem long lived and attract birds (hummingbirds) and the bees.

The giant saguaro off our back porch is putting out flowers on both limbs and central trunk.

Mexican Palo Verde with bright yellow blooms.

Tip of an Ocotillo. These plants look dead late in the year but bloom dark green leaves directly from their branches (hiding their thorns) and put out a cluster of red trumpet flowers..the hummingbirds love them.
Brucito spotted this critter searching for a way out. Gila Monster....many tell us we were lucky to see this venomous lizard.
Woolly seeds from blooming creosote bush
Cape Honeysuckle came back to life to attract the hummingbirds.