Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Bleeding Hearts


Bleeding Hearts 
Lamprocapnos spectabilis or Dicentra spectabilis


"I know a bleeding-heart plant that has thrived
for sixty years if not more, and has never
missed a spring without rising and spreading
itself into a grassy bush, with many small red
hearts dangling. Don't you think that deserves
a little thought? The woman who planted it
has been gone for a long time, and everyone
who saw it in that time has also died or moved
away and so, like so many stories, this one can't
get finished properly. Most things that are
important, have you noticed, lack a certain
neatness. More delicious, anyway is to
remember my grandmother's pleasure when
the dissolve of winter was over and the green
knobs appeared and began to rise, and to cre-
ate their many hearts. One would say she was
a simple woman, made happy by simple
things. I think this was true. And more than
once, in my long life, I have wished to be her."
                             ---Mary Oliver

I will miss these beautiful spring flowers in my garden!

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Spring on Temple Square 2019 - 1

Spring on Temple Square - 2019

It was a beautiful morning on Temple Square. I never get tired of my annual Spring visit!

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Desert Primrose


Desert Primrose

One of my favorite challenges when I take photos of flowers in nature is to find the smaller and often overlooked little gems, and then try to show off their modest beauty in the best possible way I can. When I saw this tiny Desert Primrose plant beside the dusty dirt road we were on, I knew it had potential!!

Sunday, April 21, 2019

Joshua Blooms 2019

Hello!  I haven't been around for the past several months.  (Thanks to those who inquired if everything was alright.)  Just too much going on, (travel, Disneyland with the grands, purchase of new house, and preparing another house to sell), that I had to put my camera away for awhile.  But a couple of weeks ago I stole a few minutes just before sunset to drive into Snow Canyon for a shot of my favorite Joshua Tree.  It's my favorite because of the beautiful background to show it off.  This year was a Joshua Tree super bloom.  A few bloom every year but most do not, then some years they have a super bloom when most all the trees in Utah, Arizona, Nevada and California bloom during the same season.  The experts don't know exactly how they all know which year to bloom!  P.S.  Our new home is right behind the red cliffs in the distance.