26. March 2014 · Comments Off on Desert Blooms · Categories: Places · Tags: ,

The wettest desert on the planet, exhibiting confident exuberance after a decently wet winter monsoon. The Arizona Trail is lined with flowers of all sizes. If one puts aside concerns about possession, it like being the wealthiest being on earth to walk among them. Because of the scarcity of resources, some of these displays might be judged as frugal in size, but look closely and there awaits the deity of the details. Witness the tiny white constellation below that is at best 3/8″ across, barely noticeable from human standing height. Sometimes one must kneel to fully appreciate certain things.

 

12. March 2014 · Comments Off on Rainbow Flowers · Categories: Places · Tags:

Flowers everywhere, including these pint-size wonders, many already half-eaten. Click to enlarge and see the bugs inside.

Rainbow Cactus Flowers