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.
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