One of the things I love most about Tucson is the that the landscape is raw...it's wild...and it's immaculate. The weather has been perfection these past couple weeks and I've noticed the little sprigs of color popping up between the rocks and sand. Quite a site!
The desert is unusual..it's not cozy and inviting like other parts of our country. It's thorn covered...dirty...dusty...with deadly spiders and snakes burrowing all over the place. But plenty of fuzzy jackrabbits too. Oh...and quails and roadrunners...I love a fast roadrunner. I hear the coyotes outside at night. Yes...I suppose some might think it's scary...but it can be colorful and beautiful. It's a unique place, the southwest. The sun is bright, the nights are warm...and it is home.
These are the blooms in my "backyard."
*note: I'm going to take the next few weeks off from blogging (though it pains me to do so). I really need to focus on my last rotation in the emergency department - lots and lots of research at night!! Next time I write I won't be living in Tucson anymore.