Thursday, March 12, 2009

The wildflowers are starting to bloom

I went to visit my dear Mother who is a snowbird in Apache Junction, up by Phoenix. I drove up the back way through Florence, where there are miles of gorgeous desert views and wildflowers in bloom. It was a perfect spring day in Arizona with a blue sky that stretched on and on. The wildflowers were not as abundant as some years I have seen but there were still quite a few blooming and many more getting ready to bloom. I stopped several times to take pictures. See the little spider hiding under the bloom of what i think is a Desert Marigold.


Being a bit camera shy he scurried around to the other side, trying to hide.


I'll post more wildflower pictures from my drive this weekend. Please visit SkyWatch Friday to see other sky pictures from around the world and to join in yourself.

15 comments:

Naturegirl said...

Dee these are wonderful photos! I am so happy to be in your area enjoying the flowers and the blue skies!! Smiling in AZ.. :)NG
P.S. Love the barrel cacti buds on your header!!I posted about them yesterday!

Bryan said...

Camera shy spider? Silly arachnid. Great photos!

Linnea W said...

You've captured these flowers and the spider wonderfully. Very nice shots. I love the angel you've taken them at. Hi from SF Bay Area...

Guy D said...

Beautiful shots Dee, I am very impressed with your photography. I added you to my followers list so I can return often to see more of your work.

Have a great weekend!
Guy
Regina In Pictures

Today's Blah... said...

Wow, they are lovely yellows against the clear blue sky. I love the colors...

Diane C. said...

Very pretty photos with blue sky, yellow flowers and sweet spider. Glad you stopped to take pictures where wildflowers are blooming. Looking forward to more!

Deb said...

I love the marigolds, the sky is great! Thank you for sharing, have a nice weekend

Cheryl Ann said...

Dee, thanks for visiting my desert blog (desertsouthwest). I ADORE yours! I actually planted my summer garden yesterday afternoon!...tomatoes, peppers, zucchini! Can't wait for the veggies to grow! Have a great weekend!
~~Cheryl Ann~~

floreta said...

nice perspective on the flowers! the spider really blends in well too.

Deborah Godin said...

That spider looks like he might be a close color match for the flower? Maybe he's a little bug ambusher?

San Diego Farmgirl said...

So glad I found your blog! My parents, bro & Sis-in-law all live in Tucson, and I've been looking for a good gardening resource for them.

Garden Bloggers said...

Dee,

Just a quick note to let you know that I added your blog to the blog roll today after seeing you filled out the form.

valeriannah said...

Those spiders are really cool looking. I posted a shot of one on my blog about a year ago. I grabbed my camera to snap a pic of a butterfly, yet as it turned out, the the butterfly was actually being dined on by a yellow crab spider just like yours.

T said...

These photos are just lovely!

Your site gives me a chance to see a different region of plants/flowers and I'm looking forward to coming back often!

Jeannette St.G. said...

the yellows are just stunning! Glad I found you.