Category: Wildflowers

Photo of the Day: 4.27.20

We moved over to New Mexico yesterday to a dispersed camping area in the Gila National Forest.  The Continental Divide Trail runs right through here and we embarked on a short hike along part of the trail today.  The terrain is soooo very different… Continue Reading “Photo of the Day: 4.27.20”

Photo of the Day 4.22.20

Happy Earth Day!!  My Earth Day morning started with a walk towards Cottonwood Pond.  Along the way, I found some new discoveries!  The prickly poppies are starting to bloom.  I believe this one is Argemone platyceras – the one more commonly found in the… Continue Reading “Photo of the Day 4.22.20”

Photo of the Day 4.21.20

On a recent bike ride I got very excited to see this yellow flower carpeting the desert floor!  🙂  It’s a dandelion – but oh so pretty!!  There has been so little in the way of flowering plants here this spring that even this… Continue Reading “Photo of the Day 4.21.20”

Photo of the Day 4.17.20

Today we ventured over to another part of the conservation area that borders Arizona state fish and game lands.  We hiked a dirt road through the grasslands that rose up into the foothills of the Mustang Mountains.  (I love that name!)  Once we started… Continue Reading “Photo of the Day 4.17.20”

Photo of the Day 4.14.20

Today we completed our longest bike ride here on the ranch – taking a route that created an 18-mile loop through the conservation area.  The photo above pretty much sums up our routine when we ride – stop half-way and have lunch!  Lunch always… Continue Reading “Photo of the Day 4.14.20”

Photo of the Day 4.12.20

  How special that I found some Desert Mariposa Lilies blooming on Easter day in the grassland!!  Jim and I decided to take an afternoon bike ride on a new dirt road we discovered here in the NCA.  We detoured onto an unmarked road,… Continue Reading “Photo of the Day 4.12.20”

Photo of the Day 4.10.20

On an early evening walk down to the pond, I noticed these Blue Dicks blooming off the side of the road.  There’s not much in bloom in this high-desert grassland right now – so any color catches my eye!!  The lavender flowers contrast nicely… Continue Reading “Photo of the Day 4.10.20”

Point Lobos State Natural Reserve

Between late February and early March, we were mooch-docking at my son Luke’s house in Menlo Park, CA.  We took advantage of being near the California coast to do some exploring. During a conversation with a neighbor’s parents, the Point Lobos State Natural Reserve… Continue Reading “Point Lobos State Natural Reserve”

Photo of the Day 3.26.20

It was a cool, windy and cloudy day in the Arizona desert so I spent some time processing photographs.  I have a backlog of pictures to edit since beginning our winter journey throughout the Southwest and California.   And, today seemed like a perfect time… Continue Reading “Photo of the Day 3.26.20”

Thursday Thrills: Little Long Pond, Seal Harbor

It’s always a thrill to take a stroll along Little Long Pond.  It’s one of my favorite places on Mount Desert Island.  There are always new things to discover along the paths, around the pond and on the carriage roads.  Today, the daisies on… Continue Reading “Thursday Thrills: Little Long Pond, Seal Harbor”