I said yes in April when you wanted to go to Arizona to find cactus flowers and Joshua trees. The crocuses had just opened their mouths to the first Yes! of spring. Some years it is the only sign of spring I recognize. We learned some things that spring in the Mojave. Joshua trees can live a thousand years. The cactus flower can stay hidden until it is ready to bear fruit. Female bees search ghost flowers for ghostly nectar. The nectar is in its cousin, called blazing star. It is a game the flowers play, and the bees are confused, but industrious enough to beat the odds, We learned some things that spring; hope from the crocus, maybe patience from the Joshua trees, and reticence from the cactus. As for the ghost flower, we already know enough about deception. The bees? They taught us to look for nectar in everything we see.