Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Two-wheeled Flower Report



Butterfly Sunflower Thistle

Current Arizona flower update: yes, we still have flowers. And some butterflies and bees visiting them. I post this as part of a stubborn fixation on summer, even as it slips inexorably away. But I noticed that the ground in parts of the state is still dense with thistle and wild sunflowers (which until sent down the right path by Flagstaff mega-blogger She Rides a Bike, I thought were Black-eyed Susans, which they are not). I've noticed the days getting shorter and the temperature dropping a bit, but I don't like where we're headed with this

Summer: please don't go. This week dropped below 100F which is refreshing, but happy to report that we'll be back in the 100s for a few more days. A few last days of summer. Sigh. At least we still have flowers. Gather ye nectar while ye may, my butterflies.

Wild sunflower: Arizona's way of taunting Winter: you got nothin
 

3 comments:

  1. I'm with you about the weather, though the coming of cold is eased in my case by all the winter goodies I got at a major discount early in the summer. It means the tags will finally come off...

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  2. The days are getting shorter already.
    My summer is gone.

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  3. Steve, another episode like the deep freeze that we had last winter, and I may be moving further south rather than digging into the warm drawer for more layers. My bliss lives at the hot end of the temperature scale. I like the feel of the warm stuff for about five minutes. Then I start looking at a map.

    limom, I can relate. At least we don't have to hang up our bikes for the winter, though.

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