We have had a lot of rain here in the desert the last few weeks and the desert is in bloom. I wasn't aware until a few years ago, the summer here in #Terlingua, is monsoon season. It starts around June, peaks July and August and starts to decrease in October,(usclimatedata.com). The rainfall can average up to 2 inches a day. It seems to be a lot more than 2 inches lately!
We have an abundance of hedghog cactus at our place. They are blooming with bright neon pink flowers. They sure brighten up the landscape.
There are Yucca cactus, Ocotillo's and Prickly pear also on the property.The barrel cactus are showing off there little soft, pink flowers, the ocotillo are sprouting leaves and the Yucca are blooming! It is quite colorful down here.
Not only are the plants enjoying the rain, the critters are on the move also. In the air, we have noticed a couple of redheaded finches starting to visit our bird feeder along with a few desert cardinals. We have also spotted a road runner on the property. On the ground, we have noticed a pair of cottontail rabbits that live on the backside of the property and believe it or not a pair of quail whiz by the fence in the mornings looking for food. We also have a fat, little horny toad that hangs out among the grasses by the Modern House at the BNB. It is very entertaining to watch all the little critters start their day while having a cup of coffee on the porch.
We are excited to see what new animals we will be calling our place home. Hope you will come and visit us at #PaisanoAzulRanch and see some critters of your own.