Sonora Desert wildflowers

I’m not sure of the names of most of them…and I had found another handful or so while on my two most recent hikes along the Black Canyon Trail, but the sun was either too bright and washed-out the photos, or the images were out of focus, so here is the remnant.  A couple of the photographs are of subjects other than wildflowers, but they stuck me as visually appealing, so I included them, as well.  Remember, you can click on any image to be taken to a slide-show that presents the photos in a larger format.

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20 responses

  1. Beautiful Scott!

    March 22, 2015 at 3:12 pm

    • Thank you, Adrian. 🙂

      March 27, 2015 at 7:27 am

  2. james cowley

    Can you tell me the month and year these photos were taken–and just where in Arizona, from what city?

    March 22, 2015 at 3:20 pm

    • Hello James – I made these images in February and March of this year…at a particular location on the Black Canyon Trail that is about ten miles north and five miles west of the community named “Anthem.”

      March 27, 2015 at 7:29 am

  3. Still snow on the ground here . . .

    http://www.arizonensis.org/sonoran/sonoranwildflowers.html

    March 22, 2015 at 4:09 pm

    • I had heard about that white stuff up there….and thank you for the link. I was going to use the “Emilio school of plant naming” technique, but decided against it…didn’t think it would be quite up to your standards, so I just left it alone…. 🙂

      March 27, 2015 at 7:32 am

  4. Desert flowers are so amazing…They endure such physical hardship to reach the day they bloom, when that moment does arrive they are so beautiful.

    March 22, 2015 at 4:43 pm

    • They certainly are, Charlie….and now the cacti are blooming, as well. 🙂

      March 27, 2015 at 7:32 am

  5. I saw quite a few wildflowers before I left. Too bad we couldn’t have hooked up while I was out there! Lovely images!

    March 22, 2015 at 4:55 pm

    • It took a little longer for them to come out up here…at least I didn’t notice them to the degree that you shared them in your images…the blooming cacti, anyway. Yes, it would have been nice to meet and to show you some of our murals up here…maybe next time. 🙂

      March 27, 2015 at 7:34 am

  6. They are all so beautiful! Seeing them bloom was always a highlight of the year.

    March 22, 2015 at 7:04 pm

    • The desert and near-desert seems to be painted yellow right now, with all of the Brittlebush and Palo Verde trees and wildflowers in bloom at the same time…it is quite wonderful…and there’s a nice perfume in the air, as well. 🙂

      March 27, 2015 at 7:35 am

  7. So gorgeous. I am learning to appreciate the beauty of the desert more and more.

    March 22, 2015 at 9:00 pm

    • I’m glad you’re enjoying them, Gunta…and glad that you had such a positive experience when you were down in this part of the country.

      March 27, 2015 at 7:36 am

  8. Beautiful! If only they could last all summer long.

    March 23, 2015 at 5:15 am

    • That would be wonderful, wouldn’t it?

      March 27, 2015 at 7:37 am

  9. Isn’t it amazing how many different wildflowers are in the desert and all the vibrant colors?

    Tamara

    March 23, 2015 at 5:00 pm

    • It certainly is, Tamara…I was quite surprised to find so many varieties out there.

      March 27, 2015 at 7:37 am

  10. Liana

    Looked at this again this afternoon . . . pharmaceutically

    March 27, 2015 at 1:07 pm

    • Did it help, my winter-bound friend? I do hope so……

      March 30, 2015 at 7:58 pm

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