Springtime in the Desert
The desert is beautiful this time of year. Everything is in bloom. Get out of the house, go hiking... there are so many areas to explore. But watch out for snakes, they even show up on your front porch especially if you live near vacant land.. Beware! My neighbor's 10 year old son can over and got scared out of his wits when he saw a rattler on my front patio across from the front door... Yes, I was scared too! Thank goodness, his father came to our rescue. And I had just been outside, clueless, taking these pics... Yikes!
Remember to complete all your Spring cleaning this month especially any outdoor painting or "doing the windows." Check your irrigation, clear any clutter in the garage -- do everything that will simply be impossible to do during the hot summer heat. Right now our weather is perfectly warm and we often have breezy afternoons in DHS.
Oh yes, replace your air conditioning filters... Hmmmm... What else? What other chores and home-maintenance needs to be completed before summer? Long-time desert residents help me out. Share your thoughts and recommendations in "Comments" and I will include in a future post.
I apologize for the quality of this photo which I took while hiding behind my front door! Those of us new to desert living must educate ourselves. Learn more from Desert USA website article "Rattlesnakes and Their Bites; Spring Rattles In" for rattler safety info