Desert Bouquet III
Here we are, not quite mid-April, and the desert’s wildflowers are already fading (we are literally two months ahead of schedule with blooms — they started in early February, and plants normally blooming in June are in full swing right now). That doesn’t mean I can’t share the stockpile of images with you that I’ve taken since February (See Desert Bouquet 1 and Desert Bouquet 2). Remember: the photos are better when you click to enlarge each one!
Look who’s hanging out on this desert hyacinth.
The common name of the desert hyacinth is the bluedick — even though it’s purple! See the moisture inside the cup.
Field of bluedicks.
Pink fairy duster in background. And mariposa lily (because I just couldn’t resist sharing another).
I’ve never seen light pink hedgehogs, but there were plenty on our property this year (usually blooming late May to early June – now, just about done).
This is the typical fuchsia color of hedgehog flowers!
Over the past five years, I have yet to identify this one!
While our bright season is winding down, I hope your bright seasons are just beginning!