Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Color in the Desert


The California Poppy Reserve...
I am stuck on flowers these days. Flowers blooming in my back yard, flowers that are blooming in the desert. Now, I could write about the horrific ride yesterday; riding the Redline fixed gear bike home from work into a gale force wind, and I can show you a nice picture of the half-flat tire that made the ride so memorable. But, instead, I will show you pictures of Joshua trees in bloom, and pictures from the California Poppy Reserve 20 miles west of here. Once a year, the whole Reserve blooms to life in poppies and all sorts of assorted wildflowers. Kathy and I enjoyed a lovely outing hiking around the Reserve, enjoying the flowers and the hundreds of folks who came out to just walk and sit in the flowers!
That's it for Joshua Trees.. After this, just scraggly loooking for the rest of the year...

As far as the eye can see...

I can't remember what these are called...
So, once again, skip any pictures of bikes, and enjoy the poppy pictures. Of course, there might be an Andy picture or two here, too.
This cactus flower was in Tucson, where we went to play with...
Andy! So happy in the morning...

And playin in the pool...

And channel surfing...

7 comments:

Camilla @ Cyclorama said...

Poppies in the desert, beautiful. That's a new desktop image for me :) (hope you don't mind).

I think appreciating beauty in your environment is very much connected to cycling, so I wouldn't worry about the absence of bike pics.

jake and erin said...

Hope you enjoyed your visit! Nice to see pictures of Andy :)

Urban Mobility Project said...

Beautiful commute you have there!
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Anonymous said...

Love the photos of Andy and the vibrant colors of the flowers, too. Thanks, Jim : ) Love, Nan

Princess Pat from Zardonia said...

The poppies and assorted wild flowers are exactly what we had in and around El Paso too!

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