The annual carpets of Goldeneye around Jacques Marsh, Scotts Reservoir, McNary, Springerville and east of Big Lake have peaked along with Paintbrush and Western Yarrow. Be careful photographing on Apache Land you’ll need a permit. There is a nice Arizona Caltrop bloom around the Arizona Black Hills south of Cliffton. Also good wild flowers on top of Mount Graham including verbena in Treasure Park. Note: the normal Dragoon Caltrop was choked out by grass this year. This will probably do it for wildflower reports this year but stay tuned for fall color reports coming soon.
Farmers Almanac forecast for Arizona Winter will be colder than normal, with the coldest periods in early and mid-December and in late January. Precipitation will be below normal in the east and above normal in the west, with snowfall below normal in most places that normally receive snow. April and May will be warmer and rainier than normal.