The Gem and Mineral show and the desert blooming with poppies!
This week, the poppies started emerging in all their spritely splendor on Picacho Peak. (It is a mountainous outcrop just off I-10, about 30min north of town.) We hiked up there and took the photos I've included in the gallery. Our current guests made the stop for a quick hike as they drove from the Phoenix airport to Tucson. As the Midwest and east coast are having record freezes and snow, I think we won them over with our 80 degree sunny days. They have been hiking and swimming everyday. From what they've said, I think they are spending about every waking moment outside soaking up the sun.....just like those happy poppies!