Shortly after the Cat's Claw Acacia (Acacia Greggii) turns green, it develops these fuzzy blossoms. This year, the green of the acacia was a particularly welcome sight, since things have been brown brown brown with the lack of moisture. Oddly enough, the acacia blooms have been abundant, despite the dry weather. They are fragrant and loaded with bees.
The Desert Willow has to be one of my favorite desert flowers. They remind me of tiny ball gowns, so pink and ruffled. I imagine tiny fairies adorning themselves at night while I sleep, dancing around until dawn. Oh yes. (They dance with the rabbits!)
Happy Solstice, all you crazy cats.