Wikipedia says that Caesalpinia pulcherrima is a species of flowering plant in the pea family It’s also known as “peacock flower,” and it’s the national flower of Barbados. The seeds are edible before maturity, but otherwise poisonous.
A rare winter storm brought an extended period of rain to the Phoenix area, with snow levels dropping well into the higher elevations of North Scottsdale. A friend sends these images of Pinnacle Peak hiding in the snow clouds.
The weather has been pretty mild in Southern Arizona so far this year. But there has been a little upper-level moisture that has contributed to a string of fantastic sunrises and sunsets. This was Christmas Eve sunrise from Apache Junction, in the far East Valley of the Phoenix area. And here’s Christmas Eve sunset, looking […]