Thursday, May 9, 2013

In the Desert It Either Pokes, Stings, or Bites!

There is a saying I have heard expressed in various ways about the desert, and that is - Everything either pokes, stings or bites. I have hiked in the desert enough to know that this is basically true. However, you learn to be careful and enjoy the beauty that surrounds you.
Our Sonoran Desert can be found in southeastern California, southwestern and southern Arizona and northwest Mexico and it is full of plants that poke.

Desert creatures find ways to survive using their prickly surrounding.

New life waiting to emerge from a well protected home.
           In the springtime there are always beautiful surprises surrounded by all those needles!