I think these are called desert marigolds.
You've seen this one ... a lighter shade, but still yellow.
The local Indians used plants and flowers for dye. I wonder what color you would get with these little button mums?
This is a huge golden barrel cactus in my back yard.
Even my little palm tree is blooming bright yellow stalks full of pollen that make me sneeze like crazy. When all the yellow clusters are gone, doves make their nests on the stalks that remain.
My huge Acacia tree even has yellow blooms to go along with those one inch spikes every inch along the branch.
Finally .... one that's not yellow. Remember that Baja Fairy Duster I saw at the Desert Museum? I even went to the nursery and bought one tiny little plant for $14. With nothing else to do yesterday, I wandered down my driveway, looking closely at the holes in the dirt wall. I have been wondering what lives in those holes.
That's when I spotted this!! Well for goodness sake .... there's a pink fairy duster. Oh look!! There's another one!! Oh good grief .... there were maybe 20 of them all along the driveway, and here I bought one for $14. I see a little transplanting in my future.
So when the Chance Household called and invited me to dinner, how could I possibly turn down Dan's homemade stew. It's the best I've ever eaten. Patty suggested maybe I could make some rolls to go with dinner. It would help keep me busy.
She was right, it took most of the day, with the results actually being edible. I'll show you pictures tomorrow. In the meantime, does anyone have a remedy for rug burns??