For this last day of Becky’s Spiky Squares month, I am posting another photo taken in the desert greenhouse at the Chicago Botanic Gardens. I found this month’s challenge to be fun and interesting. I didn’t have a chance to participate as much as I would have liked because, well, LIFE intervened! My spiky desert […]Read More Last Spiky Square!
I photographed this scary looking plant at Chicago Botanic Gardens in the desert greenhouse, posting for Becky’s Spiky Squares month. It’s called Fang Feltbush and is a member of the Stonecrop family. Here’s more of the plant:Read More Spiky Square: Fang Feltbush
Becky has begun a new month of squares – yay!! This month the theme is spiky. On my visit to the Chicago Botanic Gardens the other day to see the orchid show, I also went into the desert greenhouse – I love cactus and succulents and there are plenty of “spiky” examples there! Here’s a […]Read More Spiky Squares – Desert Greenhouse
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 […]Read More Sunday Stills: A Plant’s Life in the Desert
When I saw that the theme of WP’s Weekly Photo Challenge this week was twisted, I immediately thought of two things: trees and cactus. Winter is a good time to photograph twisted branches. Springtime in the parkSometimes even trees need a hug! There’s a bird hiding in this tangle of branches!At Saguaro National Park near […]Read More WPC: Twisted
Located in Tucson, the Arizona Sonoran Desert Museum is unlike most museums, in that it is almost totally outside. By walking along the different paths, you can see the variety of Sonoran Desert plants and animal species. The Sonoran Desert has an amazing variety of flora and fauna. One common species is the palo verde […]Read More Photo Essay: Arizona Sonoran Desert Museum