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.

Friday, April 29, 2016

Flowers and Bugs

 This is a Desert Chicory, a Tobacco-weed or a Tackstem.  The white petals look the same on all three plants.  I'm going with the Tackstem for my desert flower guide book states it grows from Death Valley down into the eastern Mojave and that is where we were.  So Tackstem it is.

The Mojave Aster whose flowers can vary from blue violet to lavender to pinkish or nearly white.

The Wild-Heliotrope.  I should have tried to get closer but it was so small.
A lovely little flower.

Pencil Cholla for the stalk is not much thicker than a pencil.  I have some growing at home.  
They are usually green and I have never seen a purple one like this before.


  1. As always very nice finds in your desert trips. Like the flower shots from these harsh conditions.

  2. To see the colours in those dry areas is wonderful.

  3. Excelente trabalho e boas fotografias.
    Um abraço e bom fim de semana.


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