When we got to the Tucson house, the temperatures were heading toward highs of just over 100F. There were many maintenance tasks that had to take priority for the cooler hours with a lot more yet to do. With some of the major jobs crossed off and the daytime temps cooling to the 90s, we finally took one of our favorite morning hikes and were surprised to see some water in the pools.
The bird is a vermillion flycatcher and the first time we have seen one. This is its natural habitat though and down into Mexico.
When you get to the deep pink flower, look for the bee.