Ocotillo

flowers_at_joshua_tree_1_1I was in Joshua Tree for a couple of days on the weekend, camping and hanging with some friends. It was a very pleasant time indeed, with groups of us taking turns making meals, and with bouts of talking and walking here and there, and sleeping in our tents listening to the evening wind howling at times.

Here’s a closeup (click for larger view) of a flower bundle of the Ocotillo (Fouquieria splendens), which is just a stunning plant.

The whole bush is pictured below.


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More later.

-cvj

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3 Responses to Ocotillo

  1. Ele Munjeli says:

    Beautiful. Were the flowers better in Joshua Tree than Death Valley? Or still laying low there as well?

  2. Carol Johnson says:

    What an inspirational picture. So pleased you went to such a beautiful place. cmj+

  3. Lovely picture! There’s something almost magical about ocotillo, and how, after heavy rain, it can turns so quickly from looking dry and bare to being in full bloom. Sometimes I wonder how many people must walk past it when it’s not in leaf and think it’s nothing much, and never realise it can have those gorgeous flowers.

    –IP