Toward evening after it had cooled down from the mid 90s, I decided it would be a good time to practice with the camera on this iPAD mini. Because of all the rain, everything looks like desert plants in Ireland. I am still learning to type and blog on this tiny keyboard and trying how to space the photos on the iPAD. I must figure it out if I want to post from Dubai and Ethiopia next week. I will not be able to do what I did a couple of days ago when I went to the iMAC and fixed it.
The following photos were taken on my stroll. I know most of the wildflowers: blackfoot daisies, winecups, chocolate flowers, sundrops, plains zinnia, several kinds of native grasses, milkweed, at least two kinds of prickly pear cactus. If I can get the photos to space as I want, I will identify what I know as I go.
The flowers near my front door. The flowers below are blackfoot daisies and I think winecups. You will see a lot of blackfoot daisies in these photos..
The flowers in the photo below are desert (sometimes called Mexican) birds of paradise, catmint, and lavender, none of which are native, but grow well here.
More Mexican birds of paradise, butterfly bushes and red yucca.
Plains daisies and they usually grow in clumps over a wider area as in the photo below, but this little one decided to grow in the middle of the drive and I do not have the heart to destroy it.
Blackfoot daisies and sundrops growing next to a yucca plant.
Rosie getting fatter and fatter on all the grass.
One of my favorite wild flowers, globe mallow. They are tiny but such a glorious, bright color.
A field of globe mallow and plains zinnia.
Star’s gravesite. I planted the desert willow, but all the wild flowers are filling in by themselves. I actually tried planting some flowers here, but the bunnies ate them.
Two weeks ago, I had almost decided to cut this tree down because it appeared totally dead. I tried to break off a twig, but it only bent, indicating it was still alive. I thought to my self it might recover if it rained soon enough. And it did–not quite up to its form a year ago, but vastly improved.
More photos from walking in the wild tomorrow. Because I live where I do, I cannot get the speediest Internet and it is very, very slow going tonight.