Yesterday morning was crisp and clear here in the desert. We had high winds the previous day and evening and I was eager to get out and do my morning hike. Clouds hung on our nearby mountains and it was COLD! I nearly ran to the car to get a jacket, but decided against it. Instead, with the sun just peeking over the mountains, I ventured out for my walk, determined to see what kind of things I would see. I saw several quail feeding at the feeders and heard one off in the distance. A cactus wren flew by with something in its mouth and disappeared into its nest. Ahhhh...morning! Weekend Reflections for May 1, 2010.