Wednesday, June 20, 2012

The last vestiges of spring

As the desert heats up and things begin to dry out, I have been especially tuned in to the last of the flower season.

Shortly after the Cat's Claw Acacia (Acacia Greggii) turns green, it develops these fuzzy blossoms. This year, the green of the acacia was a particularly welcome sight, since things have been brown brown brown with the lack of moisture. Oddly enough, the acacia blooms have been abundant, despite the dry weather. They are fragrant and loaded with bees.

The Desert Willow has to be one of my favorite desert flowers. They remind me of tiny ball gowns, so pink and ruffled. I imagine tiny fairies adorning themselves at night while I sleep, dancing around until dawn. Oh yes. (They dance with the rabbits!)

Happy Solstice, all you crazy cats.


Anonymous said...

I can smell the desert from your pics. Beautiful. I just love the smells out there.

Anke Martin said...

Hi Karine, how are you?
Enjoyed your new photos and art....and HA! you have been in Germany! cool! Enjoy travelling, smiles, Anke :)

Nicole Hyde said...

Karine, you take such beautiful photos of the desert. Love them!

ArtPropelled said...

Such a delicate flower in the last pic. Perfect for a fairy ball gown!

Patty said...

Fairies dancing in tiny flower gowns...lovely.