Saturday, April 10, 2010

Road Trip

With all the Winter and Spring rain we have had this year, the Arizona Desert wildflowers are in full bloom. While Mom was down from Flagstaff for a couple of days we decided a look at the wildflowers was a good excuse for a road trip.
Lupin was in bloom...
along with Desert Marigold...
this one was occupied...
Mom said this purple one is called "Owl's Eye Clover"...and Mom knows her wildflowers.
The orange flowers are Globemallow.
While really not a wildflower...the hot pink color of the flowers on this Cactus were spectacular.

3 comments:

Sarah said...

NICE!!! Jeff & I went hiking/walking this morning and were wishing we had a desert flora book... but you pretty much covered all of the wildflowers we saw!! Thanks!!! Is Gran still in town???

Little Black Scrap Cat said...

Beautiful! We've been out a few times recently and the wildflowers are great!

Holly Moore said...

Oh how fun, a trip to Flagstaff. Even better, stopping to see the flowers. Your pictures are great! I might have to make a point to stop on my way to Payson this weekend.