More Wildflowers, March 23, and Yard, April 30

Fr. Charlie and I went out in search of wildflowers on March 23. Unlike the last post of my trip with Dave, on this trip we were interested only in landscape photos (i.e. no flower close-ups). I’m also including some shots of a hummingbird and butterfly from our front yard.

We headed out early on Thursday morning, March 23. Now, six weeks later, I’m finally getting around to posting some pictures, and I realize I don’t recall exactly where we went! Fr. Charlie can correct my errors 🙂. He had heard reports of good wildflower displays out on the Apache Trail (highway 88) towards Canyon Lake. We headed out and took a side road on the west side of the highway somewhere between Lost Dutchman State Park and Canyon Lake. There were some nice displays of Yellow Brittlebrush there. It was off road, and in desert pinstripe territory (i.e. in areas where the road is narrow and the trees can scrape  your car). Then we drove up to Apache Lake. Next we headed home, and stopped along the way at Lost Dutchman State Park for some pictures.

We saw some beautiful displays of Yellow Brittlebrush flowers on this trip. I was hoping we would also see fields of poppies, but not this time.

I’m also throwing in some pictures I took in the front yard of bees and butterflies on the Wooly Butterfly Bush, and an Anna’s Hummingbird on the neighbor’s aloe plant.

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2 Comments

  1. Aaron
    Posted May 3, 2017 at 2:40 pm | Permalink

    “Anna’s Hummingbird feeding on our neighbor’s yucca plant” – that’s an Aloe flower- alike as succulents. Aloe barbadensis. I want to climb praying hands.

    • Joe
      Posted May 3, 2017 at 3:50 pm | Permalink

      Thanks Aaron – I’ll fix the name in the post!

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