Those Bloomin’ Cacti
In the desert, July showers bring overnight flowers. After weathering several thunderstorms, San Carlos is rewarded with a lush and vibrant landscape. The rains have brought the land back to life, and the hills are green and the cacti blooming.
Some part-time San Carlos residents are reluctant to be here in the summer due to the heat and humidity. They miss watching the parched desert miraculously come to life, and the return of birds, animals and insects that feed off the new plants.
The saguaro have swelled from the water, the ocotillo have grown leaves, and the hedgehog cacti are livening up the landscape with flowers that seem impossibly large for their tiny bodies.