More Flower of the Day.
Photos by ARHuelsenbeck
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I had opportunities to take a couple thousand pictures this year, so it was hard to pick just 10. Most of these favorites I’ve posted previously, but some have never been seen by anybody before. I admit some are flawed, but I like them anyway, sometimes because of their quirkiness.
I did a lot of hiking this year in desert parks. I just love the look and feel of wilderness. This picture was taken at Boyce Thompson Arboretum:
A blooming cactus at North Mountain Park:
A tree covered with blossoms on the grounds of the Arizona Renaissance Festival:
Every February, wildflowers blanket a yard in my town:
This is an icon in a Greek Orthodox monastery chapel. I purposely took this photo at a wonky angle, because of the candle holder hanging in front of the painting. I wanted to get a good shot of the mother’s sweet face, but it caused the Baby to look distorted:
This was taken in South Mountain Park:
A perfect red rose at the Rose Garden at Mesa Community College:
These wildflowers in my yard grew from an unsolicited packet of seeds sent through the mail from the Sierra Club:
I shot these cactus flowers in my neighborhood on my morning walk:
My daughter Katie on the footbridge at Boyce Thompson Arboretum:
The Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix, Arizona, that is. My daughter Katie recently invited me to be her guest there. We saw loads of gorgeous cactus (click on smaller photos to enlarge and see captions):
And lots of wildflowers (at least, I think they are wildflowers; if I’m wrong, please tell me):
I think these are orchids:
This is called desert rose:
Closeup of desert rose:
Parts of the garden are sort of wild and natural; other parts have paths and lighting.
Beautiful inlaid tile mosaic in a garden wall:
We were there on a Friday morning. It was so peaceful.
One section of the garden features vegetables and herbs. I thought the squash blossoms
and the Korean chives were especially lovely: