Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Three Different Kind of Blooms



I have three more shots from my visit to the Desert Botanical Garden last Sunday.  I found the first one just at the entrance where I saw this yucca plant in full bloom.  So, I lined it up with one of the tall Chihuly sculptures to get this view.

























The Texas Mountain Laurel were in full bloom on Sunday with their gorgeous purple flowers.  They look a whole lot like lilacs which we don't get to see in this part of the desert but alas, no lilac fragrance.


And another colorful aloe bloom to end this group.  There is a bee hanging on down there at the bottom.  The bees do love the aloe blooms.

13 comments:

Andy said...

With winter still hanging on here you blooms are helping me get over the winter blahs. The colours are so eye pleasing.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Beautiful blooms, the bees will be having a veritable feast 😀

Christine said...

Nicely photographed Sharon! THe plants you do have blossoming in the dessert are very beautiful too!

Kate said...

Great composition on the top photo and the colour in all of the snapshots lighten my mood at this time of year in the Midwest.

Karl Demetz said...

Beautiful blooms and photos !

Judy said...

Lovely!

Lowell said...

Your creativity is on full display here. Love the blooms. Love flowers. I may have told you that I was called "the flower of our family." Well, that's not exactly how they put it. They said I was a bloomin' idiot!

Re your comment on Ocala: There is, indeed, a Chico's about a block from where this guy was parked. I think his wife had already been there!

Steve Reed said...

I like the way you lined up that top shot -- clever! Chihuly's sculptures often relate to the plants they're placed with, as I recall from seeing other exhibits of his at botanical gardens.

William Kendall said...

The laurel is my favourite- how pretty!

RedPat said...

Great top shot, Sharon! Love that Laurel!

Lois said...

Lovely photos Sharon, especially that first shot!

Catalyst said...

Those photos are all award-winners, Sharon!

Jack said...

You always do such good flower shots, Sharon. Even when you include a Chihuly.