Sunday, August 1, 2010

Desert Willow~Today's Flowers August 1, 2010

Our desert willows are now blooming here in the desert. While my own plant is just a baby, these mature ones are up at the Santa Rosa Mountains Visitor Center. I walked by this one this morning and took these photos. Desert willows are fairly common here in our desert. While its leaves are long and slender like a willow, it is actually a member of the catalpa family. Bees enjoy visiting the blossoms and they were busy this morning! Today's Flowers for August 1, 2010.


chubskulit said...

Beautiful blooms!

Monn Flower

Denise said...

Hi Cheryl Ann, your photos are great and those are just beautiful flowers. Thanks for sharing.
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Greyscale Territory said...

I have never heard of or seen desert willows! They are so delightful!

RNSANE said...

Nice to see bright flowers in the desert. I don't spend much time in that area and climate so it is nice to see it from your advantage.

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Pat said...

We have weeping willows here in the foothills of northern California, but they never have flowers, as far as I can tell. Your willow flowers are lovely!

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