|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|