Monday, October 5, 2009

Indian Paintbrush and Bush Penstemon

I like this photo of a grouping of wild flowers.

These flowers were in the middle of nowhere below Vermillion Cliffs. There was a little water leaking ever so gently from a pipe that was providing water from a spring to Lee's Ferry lodge, where we were staying.

This little bit of water caused these flowers to grow and made a very nice oasis in the middle of the desert.

You can see the red plant called Indian Paintbrush (castillejia chromosa). It is actually the state flower of Wyoming, but we have it in Arizona also.

I believe the top plant is bush penstemon, I do not know the name of the wonderful yellow and red flowers at the bottom right of the photo.

25 comments:

Bibi said...

I know what Indian Paintbrush is, but not the names of the others. In any case, this is an eye-catching photo of a beautiful natural arrangement.

brattcat said...

This is a gem of a shot. The colors are so autumnal.

B SQUARED said...

A little water does wonders in the desert.

Gaelyn said...

Delightful colors. It only takes a little water in the desert to bring them out.

√ Abraham Lincoln said...

Your flowers are quite beautiful. All of our flowers are gone for this year and will return in 2010.

Ash said...

Stunning image. LOVE those colours!

Sharon said...

Very pretty flower clusters. You could have been in a garden the way they are spaced.

Eki Qushay Akhwan said...

what vivid and lively colors!

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

This is a colorful grouping of flowers. It looks like you captured them in the early morning or late afternoon softer glow of the sun.

Kate said...

It's a beautiful photo, reminisent of Midwest fall colours!

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Layrayski said...

So pretty it made me smile =)

Jarart said...

Just a little water and nature puts on a glorious show!

Halcyon said...

Very pretty! Nature does know how to make nice floral arrangements. :)

glenda said...

These are really lovely. Isn't the penstemon the one the butterflys enjoy?

JM said...

What a lovely shot this is! You keep on amazing me with the 'red' previous photos. How gorgeous!

Prospero said...

Yes, Julie - this is so pretty. The red is enthralling.

Per Stromsjo said...

Just goes to show, water makes all the difference.

Lois said...

What a beautiful little spot Julie. I'm glad you found it!

Jacob said...

The Indian paintbrush is my favorite - so rich in color.

What a find this little oasis is!

And an excellent photo, as usual!

Thérèse said...

Perfect for a nice aquarelle!

Don and Krise said...

A wonderful oasis. What a mix of color, and what a little water can do.

robert said...

No painter could have it done better.
A colourful week for you.

Marie-Noyale said...

Desert flowers keep the same tones as the sand!!

Mirela said...

These are beautiful! The photo looks like a painting....

Kcalpesh said...

A bouquet done by Mr. Nature / Mr. God the creator ;-) Stunning and beautiful colors!

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