Thursday, September 15, 2011

Mexican Bird of Paradise and bee~Garden Bloggers Bloom Day~091511

The Mexican bird of paradise shrubs have been absolutely delightful this summer in the desert southwest.  Their color has accented many a desert garden.  I don't have this variety.  I have the pure yellow one, but I did plant one of these multi-colored ones in my front yard.  I found this one over in Arizona, at the Desert Ridge Villas one morning as I was out for my morning walk.  GBBD for September 15, 2011.  To visit GBBD, please go to:
 And, yes, these are STILL blooming here in our desert!

Friday, September 2, 2011

Joshua Trees and sky~SkyWatch Friday~090211

It had just rained Sunday when we drove up to Joshua Tree National Park for the afternoon.  But, everything was clean and fresh and COOL!  It was a wonderful afternoon to visit the park as there weren't many cars on the main road.  We nearly had the park to ourselves!  SkyWatch Friday for September 2, 2011.  Here's the link: