May 17, 2010

More Desert Bounty

Primrose.
Globemallow.
Phlox nestled in the arms of prickly pear cactus.
Serviceberry blooms.
Claret cup cactus buds will open soon.
Indian rice grass from last autumn remains to provide forage as the spring grasses mature.
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25 comments:

  1. My favorite are the claret cup cactus buds, looking like jewels. All are wondrous exquisite specimens, beautiful images from which to learn to identify these plants.

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  2. Very pretty blossoms. I like the globe mallow's lovely orange color.

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  3. Such lovely flowers and your photos are marvelous as always, Janie! Hope you have a great week!

    Sylvia

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  4. I like the picture of the indian rice grass. It's pretty with the sky in the background. Glad you guys have been taking advantage of the nice weather.

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  5. I love primrose--desert blooms are so startingly beautiful beacause of the starkness that surrounds them. lovely pictures

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  6. I am just a little jealous of these spring blooms. Can't wait for all the snow to melt here so the flowers can come up.

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  7. Wow...phlox in the desert. I swear the desert holds almost as much flora as the suburbs here. And just as beautiful!

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  8. I have enjoyed being out in our southern California deserts photographing the wild flowers this season. The desert primrose is one of my favorites, along with the claret cactus. Your captures are very nice!

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  9. You have some wonderful finds here. I love those blooms.

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  10. The desert in bloom, something those who do not visit the west in spring never get to appreciate.

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  11. Such colorful flowers among the thorns. You have done well in capturing them.

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  12. I'm getting better- I recognized each of those. Lovely!

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  13. Beautiful desert flowers. They are so colorful and fantastic variety.

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  14. You certainly put the lie to the idea that nothing grows in the desert. These plants are beautiful. I think the cactus is my favorite.

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  15. Hi Janie, I like this post much better than the SNAKE one.... Wonder why????? ha ha

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  16. I love your last picture with the cloud as the backdrop. It looks like something out of a storybook!

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  17. aloha,

    thanks for showing us your world today, i like all the wildflowers you are showing us today

    i enjoyed the show and tour

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  18. Enjoyed these wonderful pics of desert flowers & plants.

    Ram

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  19. The desert really isn't just a desert - so much to see!

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  20. All are so beautiful! I've only seen the desert once and it was in bloom. I am so surprised to see such beauty in dryness. Wonderful captures, Janie.

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  21. Beautiful desert flowers, Janie. The orange color of the Globemallow must be stunning to see in the arid landscape of the desert.

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