Saturday, April 10, 2010

Spring in the Desert (or Pass the Antihistamines, Dear Heart)

EVERYONE is suffering with allergies including yours truly. But, I have to confess, the drive up to Payson to visit my mother last weekend was so beautiful.  All the rain we had in March gave us not only the allergies, but wildflowers like I’ve not seen before. The desert is blanketed with yellows, purples, and reds.

I drove Highway 87, also known as the Beeline, and up to the Bush Highway overpass cars were stopped along the shoulders so the kids could pick huge bouquets and bury their faces in them. Photographers were leaning in to get close-ups or climbing the small rises to get their landscapes. Bikers, both pedal and motor, were weaving around the scores of trucks towing ATVs and boats along with more than a few motor homes and trailers heading north.

Ah, spring in the desert! (Aaaaachooo!)