Apr 5 2015

Desert Bouquet II

Melissa Crytzer Fry

As promised … another photoblog sharing the bountiful color of the Sonoran desert (Click to enlarge — please, they’re better that way! — and see my previous desert wildflower post, Desert Bouquet I).

Lone lupine among a sea of pincushions.

Lone lupine among a sea of pincushions.

Claret Cup

Claret Cup

Tuber Anemone.

Tuber Anemone

Unidentified. Anyone know?

New Mexico Plumeseed (chicory).

New Mexico Plumeseed (chicory).

Desert marigold.

Desert marigold.

Closeup, pincushion.

Closeup, pincushion.

Saguaro seen through blooming palo verde.

Saguaro seen through blooming palo verde.

Next week, I’ll share the blues, purples, pinks and fuchsias of the desert! Hope things are warming up in your neck of the woods (or if you live here, cooling down. It’s been in the 90s for more than a week now).

 


12 Responses to “Desert Bouquet II”

  • avatar Annie Neugebauer Says:

    These are so beautiful!

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  • avatar robin hanna Says:

    you are so talented!! So glad i met ya at goodreads!!

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    Melissa Crytzer Fry Reply:

    Hi Robin,
    So fun to see you here at my blog. More photo pics this week, if you’re interested! 🙂

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  • avatar Cynthia Robertson Says:

    A stunning visual feast, Melissa! I echo Robin’s comment – you are so talented!

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  • avatar Cherry Says:

    Melissa those photos are incredibly stunning . Do you have seasons in the desert ? . It sounds very hot where you are . This is our spring here in Wales and the last few days have been delightful. Daffodils and tulips everywhere …worlds away from your scrumptious desert.
    Cherryx

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    Melissa Crytzer Fry Reply:

    We do have seasons in the desert, though they are very mild — except for summer. We get to 115 F sometimes! Yes, HOT! I bet the daffodils and tulips are heavenly right now.

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  • avatar Kathy Becraft Says:

    Hooray for spring and the incredible people that record the natural beauty of the earth. You have taken the time to lighten our day Melissa…thank you! Chicki

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    Melissa Crytzer Fry Reply:

    Thank YOU, my friend! Guess what? The mariposas are EVERYWHERE this year — from SM junction all the way up to AZ Trail! And, oddly, everything is two months ahead of schedule. The prickly poppies and thistle that is so prolific in JUNE… it is already out in droves! Weird. But beautiful!

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  • avatar Jessica McCann (@JMcCannWriter) Says:

    Stunning seems to be the word of the day. These images truly are, Melissa. Love them all, but especially love the saguaro behind the palo verde, with a bit of the mountains peeking through. LOVE. So many of these belong on a gallery wall.

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    Melissa Crytzer Fry Reply:

    You do my ego good, Jessica. A gallery wall! Now let’s not get carried away! So glad you liked the saguaro/palo verde shot. Saw it from outside the kitchen window and knew it was the perfect angle for a photo!

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  • avatar Jackie Cangro Says:

    Wonderful shots, Melissa!
    Like Jessica, I especially love the cactus framed through the palo verde.

    Enjoy the springtime. 🙂

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    Melissa Crytzer Fry Reply:

    Thanks, Jackie. Our spring is fading fast. I hope yours has finally arrived!

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