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, April 22, 2012

Flowers in my garden




I planted some sunflower and African daisy seeds out back along the chain link fence between the dog run and the rest of the house and I'm glad I did.  The sunflowers are growing daily and are over 4' tall!!!  The African daisies have done well in the full sun and are cheerfully blooming.  So, I went out yesterday morning with my Nikon and took these photos of the flowers.  I spent most of the morning clearing out an area in the front, along the fence, for more sunflowers and some cosmos seeds.  I also raked another area and threw out Tithonia, black eyed Susans, and more cosmos seeds.  I hope these two areas will be as colorful and as full as the one out back!  And, yes, there are a few weeds in among them!  I see two large areas that will need to be weeded before I can plant more seeds around these plants.  I still have a huge bag of cosmos seeds, which I bought at Home Depot and I need to get them in the ground before summer, although yesterday it was 105 degrees here (probably a new record...)

3 comments:

Kate said...

Thank you for sharing your beautiful photos of your flowers! We don't have that many here yet . . .

Teresa said...

I love the light and shadows in these pics...very pretty.

Gaelyn said...

How nice to have these beautiful colors around the yard.