PowWow Wild Berry
These pretty echinacea blooms put their best foot forward today at the AZ Desert Botanical Garden.
Amongst the Crowd
Stands an extraordinary gift who's light shines bright in rich, enchanting colors. May your life be blessed with a gift so special.
This ocotillo fence with its remaining seasonal foliage is a prickly, tightly woven barrier to privacy.
Fairy Duster II
A vibrant red flower from a drought resistant bush found in the Sonoran and Chihuahuan desert. Dreams are made of this.
Fairy Duster I
May you always have plenty of sunshine in your life.
There is always a direction to turn to lighten the load.
You Are My Sunshine
There is beauty in all things.
For all that you have been and for all that you want to be.
...seek, reflect, forgive, and love.
The Botanical Garden wildflowers were a colorful water painting fused with purples, pinks, yellows, and greens.
The vibrant desert rose reminds me of the equally vibrant traje de flamenca. I love the color and the soft, ruffled tips of this bloom.
If I had a flower for every time I thought of you....I could walk through my garden forever. ~Alfred Lord Tennyson
There's nothing like a sunflower to bring a cheerful smile to your face.
Come Sit with Me
"Silence is a source of Great Strenth" ~ Lao Tzu
Earth laughs in flowers. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
“I will be the gladdest thing under the sun! I will touch a hundred flowers and not pick one.”
― Edna St. Vincent Millay
The Andes have the back of these incredibly lucky and beautiful wild flowers.
Wheat grass at Raqchi, Peru
A peacefully beautiful cactus bloom at the Phoenix Desert Botanical Gardens.
A beautiful barrel cactus bloom at the Phoenix Desert Botanical Gardens
A photo of a flower brought home by my husband. This "pretty in pink" lady is the object of a joint project my husband and I have almost finalized....an 18"W x 72"H film strip art piece. We just ordered a 1/2 sample to test hanging methods. Very exciting stuff!
I was on a backpacking trip in the Superstition Wilderness with a group of fantastic folks. We came to one of my favorite places on the trip which is a meadow. These little flowers were spotting the side of the trail. I had to stop and capture the memory.
Camphorweed is this daisy like plant that can speckle the landscape in Arizona's rugged country. The vibrant contrasting colour brings life to the desert floor.
With all the beautiful butterflies at the Phoenix Desert Botanical Butterfly Exhibit, the flowers often go unrecognized. This red bromeliad sitting in a corner stood out amongst the many others the butterflies use as food.
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