With that in mind we started off our morning walk in Sabino Canyon expecting good results and we got them. The sun was shining and some of those puffy clouds of yesterday were still hanging around.
But down on the ground our naturalist guides were focusing on the flowers.
First up was a Fiddleneck with tiny tubular flowers on a hairy twisted stalk.
Filarees are a but larger and have five pretty purple petals.
This was a form of Aster.
Here's a strange one that grows from a tuber. It is the Bigroot Wild cucumber or Marah. The flower is white and tiny and the fruit is a spiky little green tennis ball. Not sure what it tastes like and nobody volunteered to try.
And finally the fairy duster that always takes lovely photos.
Another new bird. Two of our company declared that this distant fellow was a Kestrel.