|By: Paul S. Cilwa||Viewed: 4/19/2019
|Topics/Keywords: #Arizona #Ella #Hiking #PhoenixMountainsPreserve #Travel||Page Views: 1442|
|The desert comes to life in spring.|
For a change, I decided to hike Trail 302 with my grandson's dog, Ella, in the Phoenix Mountains Preserve. I expected to find a lot of flowers. For some reason, I did not expect bees.
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The brittle bushes, which two days ago were just starting to stalk, are now in full bloom.
And the blossoms were everywhere, adorning the desert landscape with brilliant color.
I was warned by another hiker that there were bees on the trail. They weren't kidding! I had to go off-trail to avoid these sizable and very active open hives.
Ella was grateful I saved her from the bees, or she would be if she had any idea what a bee was.
Ella and I taking a break on the trail.
Ella is an excellent hiker!
Even the cholla were starting to bloom!
And with all these flowers to harvest, no wonder the bees are active!