I have noticed, in past years, that century plants are most likely to bloom during hot, dry springs — and what I’ve seen this year has done nothing to disprove my theory. This one, at my local supermarket, appears to almost reach the moon.
After an incredibly warm and dry winter and spring, we finally got quite a bit of rain in the Albuquerque area yesterday. (It was cool too!) Looking southwest from the Sandia foothills right before the heavens opened up. (No, I did not stay dry.)
It’s beginning to look an awful lot like summer in downtown Albuquerque. (Starting to feel like it too.)
The cottonwood trees are starting to flower and, true to form, they’re still hanging onto a few of last year’s leaves.
An uncharacteristic fog over the Rio Grande and volcanoes in Albuquerque appeared for a few moments last week. While the cottonwoods in the bosque still haven’t dropped last year’s leaves, some of the other trees are starting to leaf out in green. Kind of a neat mix of winter and spring all at once.