Monday, June 17, 2013

A few things here and there.

 Most of the prickly-pears have been in bloom and what a beautiful show.  I think their colors are some of the prettiest in the plant kingdom and I'm sure that few would disagree. They are just like glowing embers of fire in the drab background of rock and chalky soils.   

gopher snake
A snap shot of desert on the way to Boise. 
Hottest temp on the porch so far this year.
salvia sp.

Echinocereus reichenbachii

Opuntia polyacantha

Opuntia basilaris

Opuntia fragilis


Corypantha sp

native grass

Eriogonum umbellatum

Opuntia polyacantha cross

Opuntia polyacantha

Primrose sp.

Opuntia polyacantha, I love this one!  The flower look like they glow.

Echinocereus fendleri

Opuntia fragilis


  1. What gets me as always, is how nicely-maintained and neat your desert plantings are, and how you've made use of all the rock from probably every time you use a shovel, I mean pick ax and digging bar.

    I've only hit 100F once, but endless mid-90's. You must have forgotten about last winter by now?

  2. Thanks David, dont look too closely or you will see all the weeds in

    Yes, I have almost forgot about that crappy winter! Now we have been with the perfect weather, but every other week we have hit a couple warm days. Next week they say 100 or even a 105+ then I hope we go back too the 80's. Funny here... highs in the low 70's one week and the next in the 90's+