Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Not hot yet

The weather has been very unusual for Vegas this Spring. It’s been cold (which is different) and windy (which is normal) and we’ve had some cloudy days. By cloudy I mean that you can see white patches up in the sky instead of plain dull blue, not that the sun is hidden. Tomorrow it’s only supposed to get up to 77f when our ‘normal’ expected high should be around 94f (33c). Doesn’t look like it will warm up until next week, and some people say they like this transition season – not me, I’m ready for it to get nice and hot.

Around the valley our Palo Verde trees are filled with yellow blossoms, and the red yuccas have flower shoots arching up. In the corner of our front yard we have both. The yuccas are the lower plants in the foreground, ours are only a few years old and so have just a few flower spikes each, as they get older and larger they will put out more spikes. The low wall protects the base from the wind, and it looks like yellow snow under the tree as blossoms fall.

Up close the flowers of each are rather pleasant.


bleu said...

I heard the weather hasn't got to 100 yet; wonder how long that will last. Nice pics.

Lisa Rullsenberg said...

WOW - those pictures are amazing! Just a question though, what constitutes 'cold' in LV?

JoeinVegas said...

After living here a number of years basically anything under 27 (80f) is cold to me. Our humidity is usually around 5% and it usually is quite windy, so cold is rather relative. Over 40 is hot, 37, 38 (around 100f) is just right.

Colleen Barnett said...

Beautiful photos, Joe. Thanks for sharing! x