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??
Love the barrel cactus flowers and look at that Fairy Duster! That is too funny that you have them already on the property.ReplyDelete
The doves maybe are allergic to the palm flowers too, why they wait?
Rug burns, LOL, not even asking!!
I was pleasantly surprised at the fairy dusters. Next time I'll peruse the property for plants.Delete
'Chance household' and 'rug burns' ... there HAS to be a story there somewhere!ReplyDelete
Spring is definitely in the air...too bad they have closed down all the state parks here and in other states, being outside is the BEST thing to get rid of this virus and other Viruses.
I agree Dave. It's not like people are going to have a rock fest. Most are staying in their rigs. A little hiking in the sun would probably not hurt.Delete
I'm with Patsy. Unless those rug burns had something to do with your dashing Horse Whisperer, not gonna even go there! 🤭ReplyDelete
Lotsa people to thank during this quasi-quarantine, medical professionals on the front lines most of all, but I am also so very grateful to those of you with picture blogs. I've always valued yall for the escapist eye candy you guys offer, but man is it essential viewing now to be transported to places like the Sonoran desert when you're stuck in one place & only see your back yard or, if I can cook up an excuse, the route to the grocery store. THANK YOU! So looking forward to your safari!
I'm with you Leilani. I've mapped out three different routes to the store, just to give me a different view. I'm hoping this thing slacks off soon. Big ups to the medical profession for sure!!Delete
Love when the desert blooms and your pictures certainly are showing that! Yep, I'm interested in the rug burn story myself..LOL. Beef stew and rolls oh yes, yummy!ReplyDelete
It was like going out to dinner without the OUT. Hope you are home safe.Delete
Nice to see the desert blooming in your pictures. It brings back memories.ReplyDelete
Waiting to read about the Rug Burn.
Be Safe and Enjoy!
It's about time.
It's too bad the weather is so cold up North. You could go for a walk outside for your exercise.Delete
The rug burn story should brighten all our days...lolReplyDelete
The yellow that spring brings to the desert is beautiful. Nice pictures. To funny about the Fairy Dusters.
Just goes to show how much you don't see when driving your driveway. I think I should walk more.Delete
Lots of pretty yellow plants. Who cares about the rug burns; I want to see the pictures of your rolls! :))ReplyDelete
Coming up Doug!!!Delete
I came to your Blog a while ago via Alisons "Post work thinking" blog and I've enjoyed reading it but have never commented. But look forward to reading more.ReplyDelete
Well welcome Dave. I read Allisons blog every day since they moved into Tucson. Nice to meet you!!Delete