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Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Death Valley Wildflowers

I was really surprised to find some wildflowers growing in Death Valley. Conditions have to be just so for this to happen and it doesn't very often. The flowers for the most part are very small as you may be able to tell when comparing them to the nearby rocks and grains of sand.


This bush was just alive with the sound of the bees flying around the flowers. It was as if I was in an aerodrome.

11 comments:

  1. those are lovely little things! didn't realize how tiny until you showed the one bloom in your fingers. :)

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  2. It great to see the great wide openness that parts of the States do so well, but these last two blogs with you footprints and flower are just as much part of it too. Just because it's a vast panorama doesn't mean it doesn't look good close up.

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  3. Great photos!! :)
    Which camera do you use sir ? :)

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  4. it's amazing what growth and color you can find in the desert. it's so unbelievable that tiny, delicate flowers can grow and bloom in the harsh landscape. my fave is the white one you're holding. I love the serrated petals.

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  5. ibucketbot - I have a Nikon D80 DSLR and a Canon Power Shot A590 point & click. Sometimes it is hard to tell which camera the pictures are taken with. One of these pictures is from the point & click. Can you choose which one?

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  6. The contrast of color against the stark backdrop of rocky desert...beautiful!

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  7. Beautiful examples on how flora and fauna adapt in harsh climates.

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  8. Super post with life of the wildflowers in desert. The small things in life, and the people that notice them are special.
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  9. Great photos of the wildflowers in the desert. I always love seeing flowers bloom in unexpected places. They're real survivors.

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  10. It's amazing the things that you find when you really look. You always find the best stuff.

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