Reflection's Flora and Fauna
A collection of my photos of flora and fauna, and maybe now and then,
something else that catches my attention and just will not let go.
Maybe even with little verbage, which is pretty hard for this gal.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Joshua Tree - - Buds To Blooms

Crossing two states and two weeks (give or take), I have been drooling a bit, the Joshua Trees have been in bloom, buds to blooms.  I have been frustrated because for many many miles there was no way for Man to pull Jolly and Tana over for me to get a photo.  I moaned, and I groaned and we kept on driving.  He was right, there was no safe place to pull over.  But, I sure don't like missed opportunities.  So, I watched carefully and one day while on a day trip (sans Tana) I saw a rest stop with Joshua Trees growing there.

I noted the same and on the way home that afternoon I had Man pull off, I got out and tromped around and finally found "buds".

I was satisfied, sorta.  At least I had photos of a "bud".

Alas, a week or so later, while running, I spied more Joshua Trees, and these obviously had full blooms.  Yes, I still wanted more photos, I mean, really, full blooms??  YEA, I wanted photos, and yes, we were towing.

To the rescue, another rest area.  OK, I needed to rest, the fur kids needed to rest, but, I really wanted to see if there was a Joshua Tree planted in the rest area, seeing that there were hundreds in the acres of vacant land we were driving by.  And, oh, yes, there was a Joshua Tree, a large beautiful speciman:

Covered with blooms (which by the way, probably were 10 or more inches in length, they were nice and big!  WOOT!

And, I took LOTS of photos!

Zoom, closer and closer:


Hope you enjoyed.  I know I did!


1 comment:

Jasia said...

Absolutely beautiful! Do they have a pleasant scent about them?