Encelia Farinosa: commonly known as Brittlebush

This morning I headed to a nearby hiking/park area for more outdoor exercise, and to see what spring flowers were blooming.  The amount of sprouts and blooms were amazing.  Because the sky was overcast, and a lot of the flowers were small, I was challenged in capturing their full beauty. Currently most predominate was the…

Every one, my favorite

As I review these photos, the last of my butterflies from our recent visit to the Desert Museum (see that post here), it is so hard to choose. I think butterflies are amazing, and to happen upon this flower garden full of beautiful flowers and butterflies, was simply a gift from God. I had my…

From Flower to Fruit

Saguaro Cactus, after dozens of years of growth, will produce beautiful white flowers.  These flowers are pollinated by bees and birds during the day, and bats at night (see previous post here). Soon after bloom (they bloom for less than 24 hours!), the fruit will appear.  The fruit is eatable.  Sweet juicy tissue surrounds up…

Cactus in bloom

After the rains, the cactus bloom. The colors are beautiful! Spring is just around the corner…