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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Wordless Wednesday with Linky - Spring in the Desert - March 25, 2015


Spring is definitely here in the high desert of Southern California.  Wildflowers are blossoming everywhere, our cottonwoods are giving a good amount of shade, and critters have woken up from their hibernation - the snakes!

The Beavertail Cactus is just starting to bloom.  There are buds everywhere on both of the bunches we have.

 Queen Butterfly

Desert Dandelions

A baby Red Coachwhip Snake or Red Racer.  They are called Red Racers because once they are startled, they are gone quicker than you can bat an eye.  This little one, which was about less than 12",  was still a bit sleepy from hibernation, and just wanted to hide again.  These are good friendly snakes that get rid of rodents.  We like to have these around the house.











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5 comments:

  1. Now all your pictures are gorgeous, but I could have done without the last one, but glad to hear that that's a good snake. Love the flowers for sure. Thanks for sharing. HUGS

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  2. Hokey smokes, that snake blends right in, doesn't he!!

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  3. I dont think I have ever seen desert dandelions, or maybe I didnt know thats what they were called. Dont like snakes!!

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  4. My parents use to get a lot of snakes by their home in Florida. I guess they are different than the desert kind.

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