Now that the weather has jumped almost overnight from spring temperatures to summer ones, there are two times of day for activities outside. One is early morning and the other is just before the sun sets. If I do any gardening, it’s in the a.m. Then we take out daily constitutional in the evening. The following pictures were taken during an early evening walk.
All my life I’ve heard the term Pincushion Cactus for this low growing, almost flush against the ground cactus. But I can’t find that name in my books or on-line. I do find Claret Cup or Hedgehog Cactus (Echinocereus triglochidiatus) which looks similar. That may even be the correct name.
This Indian Blanket (Gaillardia pulchella) doesn’t have much of a yellow tip on the petals like most do. If it did, it would be obvious how they got their nickname. They resemble the color and weave of the old hand-woven American Indian blankets.
I wonder if hand-woven blankets are still being created.
At this time of the year, it’s still possible to take an evening stroll without smothering heat. One can enjoy the scenery, mostly without sweating.
“The ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world are the ones that do.” Unknown