We went to Boyce Thompson Arboretum in search of cactuses in bloom. In that respect we were disappointed. Only 1 cactus in bloom. But it was a great day. When you don’t get what you want you look for something else. We found lovely wild flowers.
These are also called Bluedicks but they really aren’t blue or Dicks.
This is one of the most common wild flowers in the Sonoran Desert and comes in many colours: orange like this one, or lavender, or white, or reddish-maroon, pink, or red. All are lovely
Desert Marigold are often found along road sides. I like that when flowers make it easy to find them.
Lupines are also very common. I particularly like to see them mingling with yellow flowers.
I thought these were absolutely lovely. I hope you agree.
There are a number of different types of Verbena in Arizona and I am not sure what type this was. Does it matter? It was a pretty good day for flower photography as the skies were lightly overcast and wind was modest. Non-existent wind would have been better of course.
These are a mysterious (to me at least) flower that I am still trying to identify. I am not sure if it was a native wild flower or an escapee. Tell me if you know what it is. I was smitten by its beauty.