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photoblog image Arizona Lupine

Arizona Lupine

Lupinus Arizonicus

I'm sure I've mentioned before, but it's worth mentioning again... that the Sonoran

Desert is second only to the Florida Everglades for diversity of flora and fauna in

North America.   This may explain to you how I could identify 26 flower species on

one hike...  and I've not even mentioned the plants that were NOT blooming that day    :-)

 

photoblog image 2019 Superstitions 38.jpg

 

photoblog image 2019 Superstitions 114.jpg

 

photoblog image 2019 Superstitions 114.jpg

 

 

Arizona Lupine

Lupinus Arizonicus

I'm sure I've mentioned before, but it's worth mentioning again... that the Sonoran

Desert is second only to the Florida Everglades for diversity of flora and fauna in

North America.   This may explain to you how I could identify 26 flower species on

one hike...  and I've not even mentioned the plants that were NOT blooming that day    :-)

 

photoblog image 2019 Superstitions 38.jpg

 

photoblog image 2019 Superstitions 114.jpg

 

photoblog image 2019 Superstitions 114.jpg

 

 

comments (18)

Great colours and use of d.o.f. here Elizabeth.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you so much, Frank! I tried to get some original shots that weren't just one boring flower after another! smile
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 22 Apr 2019, 03:05
So lovely...I am loving this series, Elizabeth.

Blooming Desert Areas are the most beautiful of places.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you so much, Ray! I'm so glad you are!!
I agree... there's something about the desert in bloom... very hardy specimens, these plants!
Ce lupin ressort bien au milieu de ces fleurs jaunes.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Yes - she presented herself well!!
  • Chris
  • England
  • 22 Apr 2019, 06:07
The combination of yellow and blue is a real delight
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: I think so, too, Chris! Thank you!
Lupines are so beautiful, Elizabeth, but to find them in the desert would be so magical.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Oh they are! We have several species in the Sonoran Desert!
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 22 Apr 2019, 06:53
You take these so wonderful. What great pictures and I so love the light and the DOF. It truly is like a treasure hunt when you go on those walks. Amazing flowers!
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thanks so much, Astrid! I had such fun on that hike - it was just what we'd gone there looking for!
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 22 Apr 2019, 06:53
Your ability to recognise 26 species is probably 25 more than I could have managed (and the poppies would have been a lucky guess smile ) How long would these are stayed in bloom?
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: smile I like knowing who my "neighbors" are! smile
Some - Brittlebush and some of the smaller, near microscopic blooms will continue on through the fall. Most are very cyclical - the poppies have a short life, the lupine's quite a bit longer. Some will return with the monosoon rains - some are only spring, summer or monsoon bloomers.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 22 Apr 2019, 07:02
What an intense blue - beautiful images!
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Isn't it stunning!
The explosion of colour in this series has been a delight E. I love Lupins!
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: That makes me happy, Bill... because the blossoms make me so happy, and I'm happy that you're happy I've shared... smile
Me too!
  • Chad
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 22 Apr 2019, 08:09
Lovely flowers.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Yes, they are!
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 22 Apr 2019, 10:06
Excellent with the focused attention on the lupine in the main picture.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thanks so much, Louis!
What a lovely blue flower, anything blue is o.k.with me.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Me too! Thank you, Brian!
You must have been delighted to find so many flower species, Elizabeth. Your images really do them justice as well.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: I was on cloud 9, Beverly! Thanks so much!
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 22 Apr 2019, 13:32
What stunning colours! Lovely images Elizabeth!
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you, Anne! It was an explosion! smile Thank you!
I could not click on your comment on my blog today so I had a hard time finding your blog. I love the warm light and complementary colors. Have a great day
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Oh I'm so sorry :-( Thank you for hunting me down! smile
And thank you so much!
A lovely colour contrast.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Gold and Purple are always pretty together!
your lupine has the most beautiful blue colour Elizabeth... she is taller than the poppies and with grow another another three feet....petersmile
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Very rich, isn't it!
Yes - she'll make sure she catches the sun!
Arizonicus must be smaller than our lupin. Identical but foe size.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: It wouldn't surprise me... many of our species tend to me small due to lack of water and nutrients.

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