Warmer Weather and a Colorful Desert

Thursday March 5th 2020

Today was the warmest day of the year so far in this area. Tomorrow is forecast to be warmer. The temperature peaked in the low eighties which is nothing compared to highs in this area come summer. I enjoyed the nice weather day.

I spent some time today with more hiking around the Lake Pleasant Regional Park. My focus today was on all the colorful blossoms around the desert. Since I arrived last week the ground cover plants and bushes have become very colorful. The brown desert was green when I arrived, but now there are pockets of yellow with a few purples and oranges mixed in. The only thing missing is blossoms on the cactus, but I think they are close. There is a ranger talk at the Discovery Center tomorrow on desert flowers. I hope to learn more from the talk provided I don’t forget to attend.

The rest of the day was occupied with reading and some more travel planning. My next winter of 2021 reservation in Florida needs to be made Sunday and I’ve still got August, September and October of this year to figure out. I’ve got to get back in the right frame of mind and lock in some of my travel options.

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