May 25, 2010

Desert Discoveries

There's always something new to see in the natural world.  We returned to the Cedars to see what was blooming.  We found:
a Lupine Road (or perhaps I should say a lupine 2-track)
A carpet of daisies.
They very much resemble the cultivated variety in my garden.
Showy Rushpink is always a special find.
This purple flower is some variety of milkvetch, I think. The blooms are tiny, but beautifully intricate.
This bright yellow daisy-like flower is bright enough to make the lizards smile.
Claret cups are blooming,
but the prickly pear cactus isn't quite ready to show its colors yet. (My header shot is from last year in mid-June.)

21 comments:

  1. Beautiful pictures. You are way ahead of us, but we will catch up when you are hot and dry down there.

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  2. Absolutely love your desert flowers and cacti! These tiny spots of color in the sand go a long way to add beauty and brighten up a day.

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  3. All gorgeous. I really love the new header shot.

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  4. Your header is superb.

    As for your "desert discoveries" - they are a delight to the eye with their delicate shapes and vivid colours.

    I like the desrt, and my favourite fruit is the thorny outside, sweet inside one of the pear cactus.

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  5. These desert flowers are so beautiful and the colours are really eye-catching.

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  6. The desert in bloom is such a treat! And even though those prickly pear aren't blooming, the ones in your heading photo are just beautiful.

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  7. I can't believe the wild daisys they are just beautiful....great photos Janie...

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  8. So pretty. I thought your Daisy was the only "daisies" to be found in the desert!!!

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  9. It always amazes me how many flowers there are in the desert. They're all beautiful.

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  10. How beautiful! It must be wonderful to walk among them.

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  11. Still loving your photos and your adventures. Beautiful :)

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  12. love the desert in the spring time :) thanks for sharing.

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  13. Beautiful series of flowers.
    Those dark red cactus flowers are amazing.
    I hope you'll share some of these special flowers on my Macro flowers Saturday meme, now that you are back.

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  14. Beauty and adventure in a perfect combination!

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  15. Many colorful blooms in your area, Janie. You've gone from snow to spring quickly.

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  16. Wonderful finds! I love it when my camera can capture this much beauty. Well done!

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  17. 當一個人內心能容納兩樣相互衝突的東西,這個人便開始變得有價值了。..................................................

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  18. so so beautiful! and such a different world than the one I am living!

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  19. The beautiful blossoms you find along the trails never cease to amaze me, Janie.

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  20. Wow Janie..... Beautiful desert flowers... Love those little Claret Cups... So pretty!

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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