Spring has arrived, but it isn’t the verdant one many get. Add to that years of drought, some studies showing it’s actually a return to typical after 3 wet decades.
We call it Spring though things are dying – Bill Callahan, Austin TX
From the day of my mountain bike ride, 3/10/2015 –
It’s from places with at least 2X the yearly precipitation and more humidity.
Roadrunners aren’t usually shy; this one ran when I got close. A teen?
I wasn’t even in my zone, but I still made the most difficult climb on the loop ride – with some stops and mishaps.
Perhaps if more LA’s got out in the natural areas on the edges of town, they might embrace place, be less uppity, and design better? Like neglected landscapes in town, one sees what looks good in drought.
I miss only a few things about Albuquerque, and my house of 15 years is in the past. Each drive through, I grin seeing the same plants massed, which I did 20 years ago. Plants thiving decades before I or their “creative class” arrived :-)
And I stay in touch with friends, though not enough.
Do you ever see what grows in the wild, or lasts in your area’s gardens, with little help? I hope so, whether the old friends are people or plants.