Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Bloomin' Tuesday: Random Garden Moments







A few moments from my garden include a lovely orange wildflower (poppy maybe?) that came up with all the other weeds brought to life by recent rains. Notice the little bee-hind busy gathering pollen. A close-up of a Callidium leaf- the lighter shaded ones that seem to die after one day. A red and green Callidum leaf- these are long lasting. And a lovely little passion vine spiral that caught my imagination.
Happy Bloomin' Tuesday!

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9 comments:

Aiyana said...

You seem to be able to grow so many things that I can't grow here. It really amazes me what a difference that extra 10 degrees we have has on plant choices. I think our elevation is about the same, so it has to be the heat level. I would love to include some of your plants in my garden, but I've never had luck with any of them!
Aiyana

Catherine said...

The orange wildflower is pretty, does look like a poppy. Great capture of the bee! I love the last shot of the passion vine spiral..very nice!
I enjoyed your random garden moments! I have something for you, do drop by when you have time!
Enjoy your day!
Cat

Naturegirl said...

Dee:
You left me a very moving poem about the BEE! I would NOT want to ever think of them as a distant memory!!
THANK YOU for posting it on my comments.It's a keeper for me.

I know that mighty saguaro with its breathtaking blossom on your header! I spend my winters in Scotsdale.

Good for you having such color in your garden with I'm sure scorching temperatures right about now!
Stay cool hugs NG

Anne Fannie said...

I have a vacation home in Arizona which is on the Colorado River, the weather there is 115 degrees on a good day how the heck can you get anything to grow in Tucson? I know your weather is probably about the same and we are on the water and still even the weeds don't survive there! I always enjoy looking at your desert flower photos, it gives me hope that at my vacation home I might one day have color!
Love, Ann

Anne Fannie said...

I have a vacation home in Arizona which is on the Colorado River, the weather there is 115 degrees on a good day how the heck can you get anything to grow in Tucson? I know your weather is probably about the same and we are on the water and still even the weeds don't survive there! I always enjoy looking at your desert flower photos, it gives me hope that at my vacation home I might one day have color!
Love, Ann

Jean said...

Beautiful colors! Love the caldium leaves. Didn't realize some leaves died after a day. Love the last picture. A great moment! Jean

Dee said...

Aiyana: I believe we are actually considered Zone 4 (Mid Altitude) so I am a little higher here which probably accounts for some of it- that and being surrounded by mountains!
We are getting poured on tonight-hope some of it finds its way to you!

Catherine: Thankyou!!!!

Nature Girl: the wonderful poem came from Aiyana- I love it too!

Jean: I believe they only die after one day for ME!

Anne: the rainy summers are Tucson's best kept secret- we definitely have unique weather compared to the more northern parts of fthe state!

Laurie and Chris said...

Neat pictures for bloomin' tuesday.

Julie said...

I love those curly tendrils on vines...so sweet!!!