On the afternoon of this past Thursday, March 27, I met up with my friends Jon and Tim for a hike up Pima Canyon. The trailhead is just over 6 miles from my house, so I rode my bike and met them there. We weren't really on a plant hike, but the winter rains have resulted in an amazingly lush growth and fantastic bloom throughout the canyon. We made it about 1.5 miles in and enjoyed a lunch of sandwiches and wine. I couldn't help but take photos of some of the wonderful blooming bushes.
Ragged Rockflower, Crossosoma bigelovii
Rosary Babybonnets, Coursetia glandulosa
Brittlebush, Encelia farinosa