For the first time, I am participating in the challenge Sunday Stills by Terry Webster Schrandt. The theme for this week is A Plant’s Life.
Having recently been in the Southwest and because I love the desert, I am featuring the life of desert plants. Of course, different plants are found in the desert than elsewhere, because they must be adapted to dry conditions. In southern Arizona rises the mighty saguaro cactus, the “tree of life” of the Sonoran Desert.
The yucca plant is ubiquitous all over the desert areas of the Southwest.
Yucca in the Painted Desert, Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona (click on image to see it larger).
Flowering bush, New Mexico