Saturday, March 6, 2010

Blooming

We interrupt our regularly scheduled programming to bring you the fantastic blooms of the Joshua Tree. 
Glorious!!!  The last photograph is a bud, still in the first stage.  In this first stage, I am reminded of a King Protea.  It is a flower I did a number of paintings of when we lived in Hawaii.  The Protea is a flower that I love.  (Well, I love all flowers, but that one is dear to me.) 

The Joshua Tree does not bloom every year.  The last time the Joshua Trees bloomed was in 2008.  If you want to read a little more about the Joshua Tree, this is an interesting article.  

Now I am armed with more ideas for paintings, so I cannot stay and write.  I must go paint.  We will return to our discussion of Las Vegas in our next installment of the blog.  Until then, my dear readers, enjoy your weekend! 

4 comments:

Desert Backroad Dweller said...

I am riveted by these blooms. There is one on my street that overhangs down to waist level, a rare treat to get an up-close and personal view.

julie Haymaker thompson said...

Hi Karine Our desert is getting ready to bloom too!!

purple bird art said...

Thanks for sharing the blooms. I remember their beauty well and how exciting it was to see them bloom. Makes me homesick for the desert. Thanks so much for taking my class - Jan Harris

Ann Marie said...

you joshua tree women artists are so very wonderful and take such lovely photos!!