The test of an adventure is that when you are in the middle of it, you say to yourself, "Oh, now I've got myself into an awful mess; I wish I were sitting quietly at home." And the sign that something is wrong with you is when you sit quietly at home wishing you were out having lots of adventure. -Thornton Wilder

The nice thing about being confused is you get a chance to notice things a lot better than if you knew where you were going.

Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Plant Life

Why it is named rabbitbrush when rabbits don't particularly like to eat it is anyone's guess.

I don't know what this plant is but the leaves look like they are covered in frost don't they?

And the flowers were like fake flowers made from paper.

Grass, but you already knew that.

Another unknown to me.  Botany is not my forte.


  1. I learn a lot from you, I never know names of plants or flowers. At the florist I always point at them, that one. So you are very helpful with this post.

  2. The names of plants often stump me John :) but love all the weird and wonderful specimens all the more for it :)

  3. You found some excellent subjects for your camera.

  4. The cactus man! That flower on the curly leaf is so pretty and delicate.

  5. Great shots whatever the species!

  6. Lovely plants even if un-named. I particularly like the frosty plant with the red flower. Nice shots!

  7. Such cool plants. Almost makes me want to go back to the desert...almost. :)

  8. Many common names are mysteries wrapped in confusion!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

  9. John - They are all beautiful and I don't know their names either. It's okay that way, sometimes, ya know?

    Have a Beautiful Day!

    Peace :)

  10. These are great. I like that Rabbitbrush.

  11. What tremendous variety has been created by the plant community. Always a source of interest wherever you choose to ramble, but particularly exotic in arid environments.

  12. It take not long until you are an expert on desert plants with the access you have to them. Great work.


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