Monday, April 6, 2009

Pink, Yellow, Purple

Once again, I have lost track of time with my blogging efforts. All I have to do is go into my studio, and suddenly days have passed without my knowledge. It is a veritable time warp. I have also just waved good bye to some weekend visitors. My in-laws came by with Matthias' aunt Mia from Germany. It was not the visit we had hoped for, since yesterday, my father-in-law and aunt Mia came down with the stomach flu. Not fun. Fortunately, they seem to have recovered enough today to get in the car for the drive to Reno, NV.

In addition to the visit from my in-laws, I did have the fortune of seeing my husband for about 24 hours over the weekend. He came home Friday night. He is going to build an airplane, and he ordered a kit (lots of airplane pieces and parts). It had arrived, and even though I offered to go pick it up for him, I am glad he decided to come home to help me. We had to rent a trailer to pick it up, and the kit came in a huge crate measuring about 12 x 5 feet!!! We spent Saturday afternoon unloading the crate so that I could return the trailer on Sunday morning. Matthias had to leave Saturday night, in the middle of the night. I woke up Sunday morning, wondering if he had really been here, it passed by so quickly. I got to inventory the pieces and parts (almost 20 pages worth) on Sunday. So much fun!!! I have photos of the unloading, but that will have to wait.

I wanted to share more desert flower photos with you!!! The desert dandelion are really starting to cover great expanses of the desert. Buttery yellow and ubiquitous, they delight me to no end. I suppose many would consider these weeds, but when I find them in my yard, I don't pull them out. Just because they are called "dandelion" doesn't mean they are a bad flower. (In my opinion, there is just no such thing as a BAD flower

On the walk with Pono this morning, I was overjoyed to see that the paper bag bush is also beginning to bloom! They are so fragrant. Love, love, love. LOVE!!!

Near our house, in the empty lot - the beavertail is also in full swing.

Heaven is the desert in spring.


Nancy and the fatties said...

Oh Karine, what amazing photos. Thank you for sharing. I'm glad you enjoyed seeing your loved ones and wish they could have stayed longer with you.
hugs to you and PonoPuppy!

lee said...

oh so beautiful I love the last one the cactus with the pink flowers. Karine I have question for you, I know you spent some time in Hong Kong. My daughter is going on a backpacking trip to the Phillipines and on the way back they are spending 5 days in Hong Kong. Is there anything there that you think they should not miss.

High Desert Diva said...

I'm loving the flowers!

Patricia said...

Being your studio is an excellent reason for not blogging. And I'd say logging in airplane parts for your dear hubby is a good reason too! Thanks for sharing the beautiful photos-

Guzzisue said...

Kit plane, wow can't wait to see that!! laso loving the flowers

bindu said...

The last photo of the pink flowers looks so unreal! How beautiful and bright these must look in the desert. I totally agree about dandelions. I let them grow too. They are pretty, and it is spring. No sense in killing them just because someone called them a weed. Haven't seen a paper bag flower - those pink ones. They look lovely.

kate smudges said...

Cactus flowers are so beautiful. Some of my cacti are blooming even though they are in the front window. The paper bag bush has gorgeous flowers. I'm with you on thinking there are no bad flowers ~ dandelions are some of my favourite because there are few things sweeter than receiving a tattered clutch of dandelions from a child.