Macro Monday: Desert Canterbury Bells

“…human names for natural things are superfluous. Nature herself does not name them. The important thing is to know this flower, look at its color until the blueness becomes as real as a keynote of music.” ~ Sally Carrighar Also called Desert Bluebell: Try as I might, I can not for certain identify the light…

Sunshine’s Macro Monday #33

My post for Sunshine’s Macro Monday: While visiting our Desert Museum last week, we ran across this plant called Sugar Sumac (Rhus ovata).  It is apparently from the cashew family.  According to Wikipedia the fruit can be used to make juice similar to lemonade. Native Americans used the fruit as a sweetener, and birds also…

Amsinckia: commonly known as Fiddleneck

Fiddleneck was another wildflower quite prevalent on my recent Sunday morning hike.  I also saw them on Saturday walking along the wash.  They are very beautiful in the way they curl, and the green and yellow colors are quite stunning. A small factoid from Wikipedia: The seeds and foliage of fiddlenecks are poisonous to livestock, particularly cattle, because they…

Leap into Spring!

Yes, today is Leap Day!  And because of our wonderful winter rains, spring is all around us.  I don’t think photos can fully capture the beauty of the wild flowers filling the fields here, but over the next few weeks I’m going to do my best! 🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻 Below are a few flowers I discovered on…

Believe in Pink 🌸

I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles. Audrey Hepburn…