After three quenching rains in a week, this morning was a relief. There is nothing quite as delicious as a very light rain on your warm skin, and its effect is exaggerated by the contrast to the sizzling, scorching sun that drives us to rise and walk before the relentless rays hit.
Life comes out from underground:
-the rattler, out to gorge, politely warns us of its presences at the side of the path.
-the brilliant, velvet mites create an odd scene of tiny, fuzzy red dots moving quickly over the earth in great numbers. If you don’t ‘zoom in’ you would miss this display.
-the resurrection plant, that seems to grow overnight, true to its name, nestles up around a prickly cactus providing another demonstration of contrast in the desert.
-the rain worm, millipede, startled by all the footfall, curls into a marvelous spiral.