Deserts and Beyond

Deserts and beyond...places in and around the southern California deserts and beyond. Photo taken at Canyon Lake, in the Superstition Mountains of Arizona, December 2011. A few minutes later, after the sun disappeared, these cliffs were their normal color. They were only golden for a short time and I'm glad we were able to view them in their glory.






Sunday, July 24, 2011

Mexican bird of paradise~SOOC Sunday~072411





There are several Mexican bird of paradise bushes down by one of the pools over here at Desert Ridge, in Scottsdale, AZ. So, yesterday morning (not early...), I went out to take some photos of them. HA~it wasn't long before I headed back to our room! Today, however, I'm heading out earlier! Arizona is having its monsoon season and the humidity is much greater here than in our Southern California desert, although I heard on the news that we're supposed to start getting monsoon humidity this week... :-( Aren't these blossoms beautiful? I have some in my yard and they've propagated themselves, but mine are just yellow. I love the multicolored ones! SOOC Sunday for July 24, 2011. To visit SOOC Sunday, please go to: http://www.murrieta365.com/

7 comments:

Rosie@travel-i-tales said...

Lovely flowers and photos. We have this flower here in the tropics too.
Rosie

KT said...

What beautiful color!

Gaelyn said...

These flowers are So the colors of the SW/Mexico.

Much cooler here on the plateau.

Louise said...

Beautiful. I have never seen this flower before.

La Principessa Errante said...

Amazing colors! So Vibrant

Janet said...

Lovely shots!

Jan said...

What an interesting flower/bush.