Posted by: lornasass | May 26, 2009

UTAH UP CLOSE: WILD FLOWERS

Ever since I began learning about cactus and other succulent plants, I have longed to see the desert in bloom.  So far I haven’t managed to get the timing quite right.

When I anticipated our recent trip to Utah, I had visions of monumental mountains and gorges dancing in my head.  I never realized how many high desert wild flowers would manage to add bright splashes of color to the arid land–so dry that my nose began to feel itchy and crusty within a few days.

How these wild flowers manage to survive in such parched earth I do not know, but I do know that they bring a delicate, soft, and gentle beauty to the otherwise formidable, towering, majestic landscape.

DSC00699

DSC00726

DSC00839

DSC01021

DSC01153

DSC00939

DSC01066

DSC00869

DSC01112


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Categories

%d bloggers like this: