Monday, January 24, 2011

Winter Desert


A Bit of Winter Color

I had to look pretty hard to find some color, but I managed to find a few little flashes to remind me that this landscape will look very different in a few months.  I can't remember what this plant is called, except that it starts with a 'c', but with the many I saw during my traipsing through the desert, there were about 3 growing close together that had a couple colorful tips. 

15 comments:

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

It is ocotillo, one of my favorite desert plants. In the spring those dry looking branches will sprout forth with many tiny green leaves making the plant look all green. That coupled with the firey red flowering tips as you've captured here makes for a beautiful desert dweller. Wonderful pictures!

Tricia said...

Ohhh so pretty & I l♥ve that blue sky! =)

Robin said...

Karen, what a wonderful splash of colour in and otherwise colourless expanse.

Thoughtfully Blended Hearts said...

My first reaction...stunning!!! Wow...

justine said...

stunning contrasting colours, great shots.

Ginny said...

Oh, what wonderful colors!!!

WhatKarenSees said...

Sinbad, you are so right. When I saw the name, it was very familiar. Don't know why I thought it started with a 'c'.

TONY65 said...

Complimenti per le immagini e la qualita'

darlin said...

The desert is fascinating to see, I've never been there so it's great to at least be able to see it though your lens, thanks Karen.

I love the color of the skies, so blue and the wee bit of red makes for an amazing photo, very nice!

DawnTreader said...

Wonderful!

Sandra said...

ok, i KNOw i use this word to much, but i just have to. both of these are WOW! to me. stunning in fact.

Stacey Dawn said...

Oh wow - amazing....love that last one with the color out on the limb... beautiful!

diane b said...

It sure is a harsh landscape. Nice shots.

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Gorgeous!!!

Lisa RedWillow said...

Georgeous. Just georgeous.