It is spring in the Arizona desert and the Gold Canyon temps are in the high 80s to low 90s. That means it is time for snowbirds to begin flying north. We'll be doing that soon, but not yet.
The warm weather has brought out these bright red flowers on the ocotillo plants in our resort. These plants bloom when the temperatures heat up in March and, if there is rain, they bloom again in response to the moisture.
The prickly pear cactus also blooms in the spring. This plant has bright red and yellow flowers. Others have pink flowers.