Mar 21 2015

Desert Bouquet

Melissa Crytzer Fry

This has been such a tough winter for so many of my family and friends who don’t live in the desert southwest. A visual desert bouquet seemed like the perfect ‘gift’ to help warm everyone up as they look forward to spring (Yes, while it’s officially here, for many, spring ushered in more of the white stuff).

As my last photo blog indicated, I recently took a photography class and hope that some of what I learned shows up in the desert wildflower photos below. This time: yellow, purple and orange flowers. Next post: blues, whites and reds. (As usual, you may find it worthwhile to click on each photo to enlarge).

Of course, I have to start with a series of Mexican poppies!

Of course, I have to start with a series of Mexican poppies!

Lupine.

Desert mariposa lily.

Desert mariposa lily.

For Readers, Writers, Everyone. Did this past winter keep you down? What did you do to stay sane (and warm)? Read any books? Binge watch any shows? Write anything set in a warmer climate? Dream of a beach vacation? Stay warm, my friends. Keep reading. Keep writing. Keep living. Keep dreaming. Sunshine is on the way!


11 Responses to “Desert Bouquet”

  • avatar Cherry Says:

    The photos bring joy to my heart …such vibrant colours Melissa .
    We didn’t have a bad winter here in West Wales just the odd flutter of a snow flake so we were lucky . Now we have an abundance of daffodils, snowdrops and crocus …lambs …did I mention the lambs they are everywhere . We have been living on a farm whilst building our house …it’s been an amazing experience . Lots of books ,lots of writing and never stop dreaming . Reading ‘The Winter Witch ‘at the mo by Paula Brackston that is set in Wales , however the author doesn’t profess to be Welsh …so good
    Cherryx

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    Melissa Crytzer Fry Reply:

    Oh, Cherry, I’d love to see your daffodils and snowdrops! And lambs? Oh my – lambs! So happy to hear you’re reading and writing. Off to look up The Winter Witch!

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  • avatar Jackie Cangro Says:

    Ahh, it’s lovely to see the spring colors. 🙂 Soon they’ll be coming this way and I can’t wait. I’ve just seen the little green stalks of the daffodils poking their way through the soil.

    I love the orange lily!

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    Melissa Crytzer Fry Reply:

    Those little green stalks give hope, don’t they? Yes, the mariposa lily is one of my all-time favorites in the desert. So unique and vibrant amid tawny grasses.

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  • avatar Cynthia Robertson Says:

    We kinda missed winter here, didn’t we? But it’s still good to see spring arrive, with her colorful going-to-the-races hat on. Friends in the north will appreciate these, Melissa. Nice shots!
    What will you focus on next, hmmm? 🙂

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    Melissa Crytzer Fry Reply:

    Next focus? That’ll be hard since I took 350 photos in one day and still have plenty more wildflowers to share (plus OTHER images as my ‘practice’ shots. Then there are the later bloomers in the desert – those magnificent ones that somehow defy the heat and burst open with incredible color! I’ll just HAVE to get out and take photos of them, as well.

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    Cynthia Robertson Reply:

    Looking forward to those!

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  • avatar Annie Neugebauer Says:

    The shade of orange in those lilies is my absolute favorite color! Gorgeous photos. Spring is here in Texas, too. 🙂 Lucky us!

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  • avatar Lisa Ahn Says:

    Beautiful! My favorites are the mariposa lilies!

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  • avatar Beth Hoffman Says:

    I’m rarely online these days and when I checked in and found this wonderful post, I smiled and smiled. Wonderful, Melissa, just wonderful!

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    Melissa Crytzer Fry Reply:

    I know, Beth – I’m not online much either. I was happy to see you here (and I’ve since added two more sets of wildflower photos)! Thought of you today when I saw a hawk playing on the updraft. Hope you’re well and writing away, my friend!

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