Friday, June 25, 2010

Skywatch Friday: Desert Willow Blossoms

DSC_0059 Desert Willows are some of the only flowers still blossoming in this 100 plus degree heat while The Desert Waits for rain. Taken 6-3-10.

Skywatch Friday

11 comments:

Cheryl Ann said...

Beautiful photo! I took some pics of the smoke tree blossoms and the red bird of paradise.

Gaelyn said...

Nice to see something blooming in that heat.

fickleinpink said...

oh wildlife so near! a beautiful place you have there!

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fickle

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ilovepink1078 said...

I love this pink flower. very beautiful...
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eileeninmd said...

Gorgeous blooms and a perfect sky! Awesome photo, Kathie!

indicaspecies said...

This is lovely, and I thank you for sharing Desert Willows with skywatchers.

christopher said...

To be able to display such lively color in such scorching heat is a testament to Mother Nature.

Roy said...

Fabulous new hair style Mrs A-B.

Linda said...

I can't believe that these seemingly fragile flowers are still blooming in that heat.

Arija said...

I've never seen one before. What a delicate flower, does it have a scent?

Kathiesbirds said...

thank you everyone for your comments!

In answer to your question, Arija, yes, they do have a lovely and delicate fragrance that perfumes the night air. It attracts nectar feeding moths at night. The flowers also come in different colors on different trees from light pink to a deep wine or purple.