Monday, April 17, 2006

Easter Flowers

The photos of the real flowers in my life---my wife and daughters---are on our other camera, which I am not yet so adept at downloading quickly. So, here are some other Easter flowers, shot today in our back, side, and front yards.


Desert bird of paradise flowers and bulbs.
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Bouganvillia bracts (the flowers are small and white, not yet blooming in this group).
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Scarlet monkeyflower.
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A potted yellow mum that should attract butterflies, we're told.
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Ocotillo blooms on our Texas-gened ocotillo (the Arizona and Mexico ocotillos grow taller and have longer flower clumps).
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Blue sage.
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Parry's penstemon in the shade of the side yard.
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Light purple globemallow happily spreading into our yard from our neighbor's yard. We're happy about that, too.
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Another desert bird of paradise cluster of blooms and bulbs. Exotic, no?
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My older daughter's 'secret garden' in a corner of the backyard, with desert globemallow, Asian poppies, and bluebells.

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