Flowers

Thursday, February 25, 2016

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Bougainvillea.  Not a native flower, but beautiful and it yielded some pretty good pounded flower flags

The January rains from the El Niño effect gave rise to early flowers and more little weed-like plants than I have ever seen at FOY. It was beautiful.

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The local weed-type flowers.  They sprung up everywhere.

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These, too, popped up all around the park.

The cacti were in bloom, and the desert was in bloom. I am not an adventurous desert type, so I didn’t wander very far afield. I took Stella out for potty breaks, but the portion of the desert where we went didn’t have much to offer. I did hear from others that things out in the wild were beautiful. The park is home to many wonderful, although potentially non-native cacti, and I think they are pretty special.

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These were in the park, and yes, those are the very formidable thorns.

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We were too late for the flowers, but just in time for the fruit.

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Again, more fruit on a cactus.

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A close up view of the fruit.

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A birds nest in a cactus…..life goes on!

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A commercial field of phlox growing near the park.  It was unexpected and beautiful!

 

 

 

 

 

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