a little something extra

a little something extra

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Horticulture at Work


Whew, it's been a while.

First off, thank you for all your comments on my last post.  I'm honored to "know" so many intelligent and independent women.  I thoroughly enjoyed reading all your different points of view.  (Or should that be "point of views"?)  

So today I had to be at work at 3 AM, to cover the last half of grave shift and then work mine.  I knew I'd be stir crazy by noon (too right!) so I grabbed my camera on the way out the door and took a break after lunch to shoot the flowers on the grounds at work.

et voila! 

Prickly Pear cactus with Brittlebush 

The obligatory cactus flower!
I need a better macro...

Brittlebush blooms and Indigo flowers

A double blossom!

Indigo flowers.

Globe Mallow.
This flower is very tiny, only about a half inch across.

Desert Willow.

Desert Willow, the sneezy version!

Pink Penstemmon.

Tomorrow it's back to work again at 3 AM, we shall see how creative I feel by the evening!




Cat said...

What gorgeous flowers! I love the contrast of the yellow and navy flowers together and the prickly pear bloom looks made of gossamer :-)

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

Beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

Old Kitty said...

I've had my cactus house plant for over 10 years now and it's still to grace my presence with a single bloom! LOL!!

Awww I love, love, love cacti flowers!!

These are brilliant shots of blooms! I hope they keep you going until 3 am!! These and coffee. Lots. Of. Coffee. :-) 3 am?!?!? Wow! Take care

Kea said...

Such glorious colour! What a lovely way (for me) to start my morning.

BTW, I went back to your previous post and read all the comments. There's still a part of me that finds it amazing that so many others have similar experiences to my own, have mental health issues, struggles with weight, emotional eating, etc. I think we can feel alone in our suffering, especially when we are young(er), but the reality is that we all have our own issues, our own inner cr*p to work out. And all of these issues seem to be common to the general human experience.

Man, if I have to come back again, I want to be a Canada goose or tree or something like that. Really don't want to go through all of this human stuff again. LOL.

Peaceful said...

the first photo brought tears to my eyes-
Spring in the desert-Beautiful!

ABBY said...

Beautiful Trish!


The Island Cats said...

Given the fact that in the last two days here in the midwest we've had snow, freezing rain and then rain...it was a pleasure seeeing such beautiful flowers. Thanks for that.


Boom Nisanart said...

Wow ! I couldn't imagine the flowers of the cactus can be this beautiful, You got a stunning view at work, Trish : )
I really love the first photo !

Admiral Hestorb said...

Oh well DONE!!! Love these..and please do more. My Flickr is filled with flowers and the rest with the cat..Admiral with some landscapes too. LOVE seeing your flowers. And it IS "points of view." ♡