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Sunday, May 3, 2009

Sunday Stills

I've missed the past two weeks of Sunday Stills...but am happy to report that all is well on the home front here. It's been pretty busy and spring is just getting started.

This week's photo challenge is "Flowers and Plants."

In search of some spring flowers, My Man and I took a ride with the horses and dogs up our hill behind the house. I don't know the names of either of these two, but they are a welcome sight in the high desert.

This lil' one is growing out of the rock.






In a few days,
these will be in full bloom.





Can anyone guess what this plant is?
Hint...we grow a lil' bit of it.


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32 comments:

Ed said...

Mornin' glad to see spring flowers are abloomin' in your neck of the woods and glad to have ya back...:-)

gigi said...

Lovely flowers and plants and no I don't know what the last plant is, you'll have to tell us :)

Cedar View Paint Horses said...

The first one has me stumped. Sure reminds me of a Phlox, but the leaf structure has me scratching my head. The second is Arrowleaf Bitteroot, and I have a hunch the last is alfalfa.

Andrea Baker said...

I'm not sure what the last plant is. I'd need to see more of it. Great photos!

CTG Ponies said...

Ha, alfalfa is the last one!! My horses just love the dried flowers in the bales that we get. The first one definitely looks like phlox or vinca but I'm not sure. Great pics.

dibear said...

Welcome back. Love your pictures. No guesses from me as I think everyone has already done so. :)

Amanda said...

The first one is wild phlox, second arrowleaf balsamroot, the third alfalfa. We have them here too.

Dusty Devoe said...

beautifuil photo's! I like the first one!

Tracey said...

Love the first one...high desert spring; stark contrast to what we experience here.

prairierunner said...

The first on is what we call a mayflower here. I took some pictures of them but couldn't upload them. Your alfalfa looks like it's coming along quite nicely too ;)

Sherri said...

Very lovely. Great submission. Glad you're back.

Jen Mo said...

Hello! Great job! I can't even guess what the last one is but its beautiful!!!

allhorsestuff said...

Really love the flowers admidst the rockery..struggling to make it and blooming!
KacyK

J9 said...

I like the second shot, and the way you captured the flower in mid bloom!

theegggather said...

Great shots. Alfalfa.

thecrazysheeplady said...

I'm going alfalfa too, but maybe a slightly different variety than we raise in Kentucky?

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

I love those wild growing flowers. Tough and hardy and brightening up a stark landscape.

Your alfalfa is looking good, too.

~Lisa

Doris said...

Alfalfa is the only one I recognized. Lovely pictures!

Andrea said...

Lovely shots....I love the wild flowers. I have no idea what that last plant is! :)

Kelly said...

Great photos! We don't see many of those flowers here in the midwest.

Shirley said...

Love that you got to go out riding to get your flower photos!

VioletSky said...

If I didn't live in the middle of a large city, I might have guessed alfalfa. Or not. Looks very lush and sweet.

Annette said...

I love the flower blooming out of the rock. Beauty in the face of hardship. Love the horses.

kenleighacres said...

Great shots! It always amazes me how different the landscape is just over the mountains :)

WildBlack said...

Cool Shots!! Good to see that you made the most out of the available resources.. in the middle of the desert. :D I like the second one the most. I live in the middle of a desert too..(Middle east) :D
Nice to meet you.
Nivin

moresecretwhispers said...

wow can't wait to see when that little one opens up, you must share it :)
thanks for your comment x

lisa said...

I love your blog and I will defiantly be back to learn more about your Ranch.

gtyyup said...

Thank you everyone for stopping by! Yes, the greenery is alfalfa...the type we planted is called Blazer XL put out by Cenex/Land O lakes.

So I have Wild Phlox and Arrowleaf Bitteroot or Arrowleaf Balsamroot (probably the same thing)...thanks for helping identify the wild flowers!

Regular Guy said...

Good job on the photos. I like your story about Colt too. He looks very content with you in your photo.

Far Side of Fifty said...

Hey! Glad to see you back to Sunday Stills! I am a little slow getting around to ALL the photos..
I really like the first one.. great contrast between the harshness of the rock and the flower:)

Pete said...

Terrific shots.

Rebekah said...

Oh no fair!! I am off internet (and therefore off Sunday Stills) for a week or two and what does he do but go and post a challenge of 'flowers and plants' -- me what has all the photos of flowers just a-waiting in my files!! Argh!!!

Yours are some pretty nice photos though, so that makes me feel better. :)

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