Thursday, October 5, 2006
Many people who haven't visited Arizona really have the wrong impression of what it's really like. Picturing Sahara type sand dunes, a stark environment and camels is quite different than it really is. Of course summer temperatures are not fit for man nor beast, but that's why air conditioning was invented. The rest of the year we've got a moderate climate making Arizona a wonderful place to be. We get ample rains most years to keep the desert green and thriving with an array of fabulous desert plants. Below you'll see pictures of some of the more common ones in our area. There are quite a few more, but I'll have to post them at another time after we get some good shots.
Hope you enjoy our desert flora!
This is one of my favorites, a Palo Verde Tree (Spanish for "green stick") a lovely tree that bears pretty yellow flowers. The bark and branches are a lime green color, very nice!
This is the Teddy Bear Cholla, it sounds soft and cuddly
This is a Hedgehog Cactus and Daisies in bloom beneath a Cholla.