Huge blossoms. Likes its head in the sun and feet in the shade.
single copper rose
Two colors of copper rose
Outside O'Niell's Pub, the pansies are resplendent and the bees quaff a pint in their own way. (I love the shine on the wings.)
"Flowers in Greek Mythology"
"Crocus was a friend of the Greek god Hermes. One day as the two friends were playing, Hermes accidentally hit and killed his friend. A small flower grew at the place of the accident. Three drops of Crocus’ blood fell on the center of the flower and formed the spots on this plant. The plant took the name crocus because of this event.
"According to another myth, Crocus was a young man who transformed into a flower because of his unfulfilled love for a nymph called Smilax. At the same time, Smilax transformed into a vine-plant (Smilax aspera-Sarsparilla)."
Many people recognize the smell of chocolate flower, especially in the morning sun. (The plant could be considered weedy.) I had never seen the red lines on the back of the flower; they do not show on the front.
claret cup cactus blooms
century plant blooming for the first time in 20 years
bee on candy tuft
These iris flowers are barely two inches tall; the whole plant no more than 4 inches tall.
I have a desert-dwellers fascination with rain and its aftermath.
This year, the cosmos have been nearly as breath-taking as the morning glories.
september in albuquerque
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