Oenothera Genus: Evening Primrose

Today the clouds moved on and the sun came out to warm our spirits. We were eager to head out for an evening stroll as soon as I signed off from work. It was cool, but bright and sunny.Β  Among the many flowers and plants we found, were three lonely evening primrose flowers! Practicing sufficient…

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).Β  It is apparently from the cashew family.Β  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…

Sunshine’s Macro Monday #32 πŸ¦‹πŸ¦‹

My post for Sunshine’s Macro Monday πŸ¦‹πŸ¦‹πŸ¦‹πŸ¦‹πŸ¦‹ “I meant to do my work today But a brown bird sang in the apple tree And a butterfly flitted across the field And all the leaves were calling me.” ~ Richard Le Gallienne

Macro Monday: The world at our feet

Saturday morning, as I walked into the sun, I could see the dew reflecting in the sunlight on the damp earth.Β  It was beautiful.Β  It is rare that we get dew here, but with the rain this winter, it has happened a lot.Β  I saw a photo opp.Β  I decided to get down on my…