Bird of Paradise in Arizona

Early this morning, Kristi and I rode about 15 miles starting at Lifetime Fitness and doing the Hayden loop. It was chilly this morning; we started riding just as the sun was coming up. We finished in about an hour and I was barely warmed up. I’m digging taper week.

Bird of Paradise, Arizona

It is not often that you see a bird of paradise grow in Arizona, let alone in our courtyard. This one though has sprouted and is flourishing in our courtyard. Brilliant orange, isn’t it? There is another variety of the bird of paradise (called the Mexican bird of paradise) that grows like a weed in Arizona. That one can’t hold a candle against this one though!

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