Cowboy surveys a mesa that after a wetter spring would be blanketed with yellow Fendler bladderpods. Our walking friend Lori gives a drink to a Blackfoot Daisy. Perky Sues are few and far between. The latest haboob clouds the watermelon mountain and a ridgetop subdivision. Survivors include a whiptail lizard and a piñon seedling passed on to me almost 30 years ago by Manny Aragon.
Seems like slim pickings for coyotes. I keep water out for scrub jays and others. Smart dogs like Sara shade up wherever they can. Two creeks used to run here. Now neighbors keep a plastic pool for Cowboy.