Saturday, July 18, 2009

Apache Plume

I realize I haven't posted anything for a week now. We've been busy trying to have some fun while my husband is home from work this week (he starts a new job on Monday). A sort of "staycation" I suppose. Well, it's time to get back to playing with photographs and blogs and stuff.

This photo is the feathery seed head of Apache plume (Fallugia paradoxa). It's actually a rather large bush, up to six feet tall, but this is a closeup of the plume. They are quite simply magical, waving their delicate fans in the breeze. One thinks perhaps a fairy might appear at any moment.

Because of their pale coloring, they're dificult to spot as you're speeding through the desert. We had never seen them before we happened upon them a couple years ago, and now know to keep an eye out for them. We still haven't seen them during their bloom; it looks as if the flowers are quite attractive too.

A rustle in the wind reminds us a fairy is near.
~ Author Unknown


  1. That Apache Plume seed head looks so pretty against the blue sky. It seems like something that would grow well in the Sonoran Desert where I live, but I've never seen one.

  2. This is magical...haven't seen anything like this. That must be so fun to the whispery feel to it.


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