I was out and about the desert this weekend. Saturday morning I drove up to the Santa Rosa Mountains visitor center, which is at the base of Highway 74 in Palm Desert. I saw this desert shrub blooming, one of the first so far this year. Soon, others like it will dot the desert landscape in a show of wildflowers. We got a light dusting of rain over the weekend and our local mountains got rain, sleet, and snow at the higher elevations over the last two days. When I went to visit our horses, it was raining again. After today's weather front, it looks like we will have sunny days for the rest of the week. Mellow Yellow Monday for February 22, 2010.