Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Winter Flowers

On Monday, I went hiking in the desert and discovered flowers blooming. This is somewhat surprising in winter without any recent rain but then desert plants are opportunists, their seeds can live in the soil for years waiting for the right conditions.


Blogger annulla said...

I've heard about the desert blooming in winter but never saw it before. Thanks for the great photos.

7:33 PM  
Blogger Kate said...

Was it last year when the desert was ablaze because of the extraordinary amt of moisture. Will never forget those pictures. Your flowers warm my soul!

9:08 PM  
Blogger Louz said...

We had a very wet monsoon season last summer so perhaps there are more flowers even now. The flowers pictured a common varieties. I particularly like the purple one because its tiny and it grows basically on sand in washes (dry creek beds). A tiny lovely survivor. Something to warm the soul indeed.

11:28 PM  
Anonymous kris said...

gorgeous! the depth really brings out the colours!

1:04 AM  
Blogger DaveM said...

How fantastic to see flowers blooming. Well it is for us at this time of the year when we are being battered by gales and heavy rain and hailstones.

9:33 AM  
Blogger Louz said...

We actually do have gales and even hailstones here on occasion but yeah, its pretty good to live here most seasons. I suppose one of the advantages of living where seasons are not so distinct is that flowers can bloom in December.

Today its really windy and that's not unusual but I love windy days so I'm delighted to be going out into all that noise and energy.

9:14 AM  
Anonymous Nathalie said...

Your flowers are just lovely Louz. I feel like writing poetry! (if I had the talent...)

11:04 PM  

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