Sunday, March 14, 2010

Flowers in the desert

Desert Sunflower with Sand Verbena in the background:

I'm finally sharing some of my flower closeups from Anza Borrego. The sun was a little harsh on Friday but better on Saturday with cloud cover. The sand verbenas were my favorite of the flowers that were in bloom. Hopefully there are more in bloom now that the weather has warmed up and it hasn't rained in a whole week. The desert mustard had to be weeded out of the small patches of flowers that were in bloom.

Sand Verbena macro (click on the picture to see a larger version):

The sand verbena flowers are about the size of a cotton ball. Another favorite are the Desert Lupine, of course with sand verbena in the background:

A few more photos: