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Just Rambling & Desert Wildflower Pictures

Monday, May 06, 2013

I injured my back when I was a teen and it flairs up from time to time. Last week for no reason it started bothering me. I have been taking it easy and thought it was better so I walked this morning. Now it is back to hurting me again! emoticon Ok, I am done whining!

My DH sister always makes plans for my MIL on Mother's Day so since DH is off today we are going to take her out to dinner this evening. I am going to try to make good choices. We don't eat out a lot so I tend to eat what I shouldn't. I am going to try not to do that tonight.

Here are the desert wild flower pictures I promised. Later I will post wild flowers from the mountains. I wasn't able to find all the flowers on line so don't know the names of some I found.

This first picture is Balsam Root. There are places where whole hill sides are covered with it.

Next, the white is Showy Phlox and the purple is Long Leafed Phlox

This is Narrow Leaf Skullcap. I didn't pick it. It was windy so I held it so I could get a clear picture.

This is a Lupine. We see them blooming in the mountains as well as the desert. We also have seen these in flower gardens here and were surprised to see them at the nursery for sale when we bought our garden plants.

I couldn't find a picture of this exact flower on line but think it is a type of daisy.

This is Purple Cushion Fleabane.

This is Wolly Pod Milk Vetch. (I wonder who came up with some of these names)

I found this listed both as a daisy and an aster on different sites. The leaves look like a daisy and the flower looks like an aster!

This is a Western Wall flower.

I couldn't find these two online to identify.

I didn't get this identified either. It is some type of shrub that grows in the desert.

I am including this photo of the sagebrush just because I like the picture.

Whew! Didn't realize I had that many photos of the wildflowers. Hope I haven't overwhelmed you.

Thank you for checking out my blog and I wish you a very good week!

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