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The Palo Verde trees are once again blooming, making the one of my favorite things to see at the Preserve.

And since we’re almost at an end for “yellow” as the color challenge of the month, I’ll throw this in for good measure, even though I don’t know what it is. The plant in the background is an aloe vera.

for Life in Colour: yellow and Cee’s FOTD

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for Life in Colour: yellow

Since we’re still on yellow for Jude this week, I’m going to use this one. After all, it’s Lent, although maybe that means I should post it on Friday. 🙂 If you go to Reading Terminal Market (and that would be pronounced “Reding” not like reading a book) in downtown Philadelphia, you might stop at John Yi’s market for some fresh fish. There’s a lot more to see at the Market as well but try to avoid the weekends when you might have difficulty pushing through and lines are everywhere.

for Life in Colour: yellow

Spring in the desert isn’t exactly like spring in most other places. There are no swaths of wildflowers, no green grass everywhere. Spring comes early too, already on its way at the end of February/beginning of March, when it can be not much above freezing at night and by late afternoon be almost 80F. There are flowers, but quite often they’re on plants with thorns that will stab you if you aren’t careful. Still, they are flowers. The sunrise has moved from after 7 am during the winter to before 6 am and we’re off to the Preserve to seek out some signs of spring for Jo’s Monday walk (whenever the next one is.) We’ll see a variety of colors and even a hint of two of softness but always be careful because desert can so easily become dessert. 🙂

These flowers are actually quite tiny, but they’re abundant.

And these aren’t large either.

Happy Monday and welcome to March!

for Jo’s Monday Walk

for Six Word Saturday and Life in Colour: yellow

for Life in Colour: Yellow

for Life in Colour: yellow

Costa Rica was beautiful but hot. Cafe Milagro turned out to be a favorite hangout not far from our hotel. Costa Rica is known for its coffee, but this lime drink was possibly the most refreshing thing I’ve ever drunk.

for Life in Colour: yellow

One Christmas some years ago, I opened a card from our older daughter that said “Good for one week in Costa Rica.” I thought it was a joke. A year later, after one aborted attempt due to a cancelled flight, we spent five wonderful days near the Manuel Antonio rain forest. On the way back from a day-long cruise where we saw whales, ate and drank well, and went scuba diving, we were treated to this glorious sunset.

for Life in Colour: yellow

for Six Word Saturday 2.20.21 and Life in Color: yellow