Friday, January 8, 2010

Ocotillos~SkyWatch Friday 010810







Ocotillos grow naturally here in the desert southwest and I found these in our nearby hills. I went for a walk on New Year's Day and saw these. Hummingbirds like to alight in them and when it gets warm, they will be covered with green leaves and their red blossoms will open, but for now, they stand stark against the morning sky. SkyWatch Friday for January 8, 2010.

5 comments:

Manang Kim said...

And I hope that the hummingbird didn't leave the Ocotillos alone ^_^ Happy weekend!

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In Three Rivers, Michigan said...

Ocotillos - interesting. You will have to post them again when they leaf out! Nice blue skywatch. And a nice birdie alternative to the annoying music on other sites!
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Greg Dimitriadis said...

Nice backlit silhouettes!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

desiccated sticks
of ocotillo—skinny
old men in decline


Chilling grey sky!

Brad said...

Ocotillos are such crazy plants. I really like them. Learned about them when I lived in Phoenix for a couple years. And those look great against the sky.