Tag Archives: Spring Flowers

More Phoenix Flowers and Friends

My Phoenix photos ,from a couple of weeks ago now, continue to hold out hope for some warmer spring weather.  These butterfly buddies and this gorgeous flower is all unknown to me. perhaps some of you Southwest bloggers can help the rest of easterners out. The Desert Botanical Gardens once again served as the photo shoot host.

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Wildflower Fest – Hepatica

While pleased to find the early blooming Bloodroot from yesterday’s post, I was quite excited to find these Hepatica growing close by. I was prostate, head down hill on this good earth when I found them to get my shots. I couple of other hikers passed me by while in this earth bound position and told me they were quite relieved to see me move and stand up. This all ended up in a little mother earth nature lesson. Amazing to me how people just pass on by never seeing what is really on this earth along the trail.

I do wonder if they would have left me if I really wasn’t moving?

Hepatica is named for the 3 lobed (like our liver) basil leaf which I do not show. Lying down hill has some mobility limits.

Earth is this week’s WordPress Photo Challenge of the week. Check out the other entries.

Wildflower Fest – Dutchmen’s Breeches

We don’t call them breeches anymore. I haven’t heard the term britches since I was a child, yet this archaic us of the old Dutch men’s leggings captures the caricature well. These pants hung out to dry on the line with their deep feathery green foliage are a bit of early spring whimsy.