Everything else is blooming like crazy, permeating the air with an exhilarating blend of fragrances. Here is the pale Mexican Buckeye (far right) beside the normal one.
Woolly Paintbrush (Castilleja lanata) is my most common paintbrush along the arroyo at the oasis.
And where there are blooms, there are butterflies. Here's a lovely male Orange Skipperling.
Just not many birds yet, but the table will soon be set.......