Sunday, July 06, 2014

Desert Wild Flowers

I rode out across the desert mesa west of our house and it was so dry from the drought. But a week later we did get some rain. About an inch in a half an hour so of course most of it just ran of til it landed in a low spot in the landscape. We did have another much slower rain but not so much. We can use lots and lots more before this drought is stopped. But I did find a few wildflowers and here are a few of the photos. Most are of the chola cactus, (some call it jumping cactus as it seems as if it jumps at you if you just barely touch it) which have beautiful reddish-purple flowers. I don't know the name of the clump of white flowers but they look so delicate on the desert. The last  are of a big clump of Apache Plume and then closeups of the flowers.

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