Saturday, December 6, 2008

Late fall in Tucson

Our neato cacti and agaves are happy that there was rain over Thanksgiving. It wasn't enough to put leaves back on the baby ocotillo.

The yard is very pleasant with a few things blooming for the resident hummingbirds.

It is finally comfortable to be outside all day!

The tomatoes are going gang busters. Pomegranates are past it for humans (although the birds and assassin bugs are having a heyday)

The grapefruits are ripe, yum!


Sparkling Squirrel said...

Welcome back TT! There's snow out here and it's cold and windy enough that I don't want to go out collecting holly and ivy for my Christmas decorations and your post made me long for fresh produce in December and hummingbirds!

Tucson Trekker said...

We should enjoy it while we're here. Nate is searching nationally for jobs right now. No idea where we'll be but so far the place most interested in him is in Maryland. It's still really early, though. We're hoping for Oregon.

Sparkling Squirrel said...

Maryland is relatively close to us (and if its someplace like Frostburg, genuinely close enough to meet and go hiking).

Beth said...

It's nice to see the picture of Fall after coming in from snow and cold in the teens.

Irene said...

Wow, so very different from how it looks in my yard right now! Thanks so much for posting photos and an update!

Tucson Trekker said...

I would SO love to meet up with Sparkling Squirrel or any of the Gorgeous Knitters to go hiking!

Guess there's snow in Seattle, where Nate and I are going on Friday.