I wanted to start this post with a drawing of the Roman goddess Flora, but alas, I haven't finished it. And with the rains things are changing so fast in the garden and elsewhere that these photos will just have to serve as my tribute to the goddess of flowers.
The summer squash have been taking a beating from the heat, but with the cooler monsoon temps they look like they may recover.
http://morning-glory-garden.blogspot.com/2014/02/in-bleak-midwinter.html) and it's getting ready to bloom again!
http://www.nativeseeds.org/), a fantastic organization specializing in seeds for desert-adapted plants. Can you see the bee at the lower right of the center, his back legs covered with pollen?