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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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    LOVE your pictures. We travel to Albuquerque to see our daughter, and there are so many flowers and plants around that I am not familiar with. It was fun looking at your pictures and getting proper names for them. Many thanks!

    DeAnne, Missourians Team
    1806 days ago
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    Love your pictures! The flowers in the desert are so different from the flowers we see in Holland. I love the raw beauty of them. Thank you for posting them. It must have been a fantastic trip! emoticon emoticon
    1807 days ago
    I loved it I have my wildflowers course tomorrow I must get my camera battery charged. I am hoping it will work this weeks HUGS and so many thanks for your BLOG.

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    1807 days ago
    I love the sagebrush photo! Thank you for sharing.
    Did you twist our pull your back when the dog took you down? I could totally see that happening. Our dog has put bruises on me that are bigger than baseballs. emoticon
    1807 days ago
    Beautiful pictures! emoticon emoticon
    1808 days ago
    I hope your back feels better now. Thanks so much for sharing the pictures - they are lovely and I've really enjoyed learning some of the names too emoticon
    1808 days ago
    Thanks so much for the pictures, Martha, and for taking the time to identify all your wild flowers for us. You make me eager to get on the road and go SEE some stuff! (We're headed for Texas later this there will be plenty to see - can't wait!)

    I'm sorry your back is bothering you. You aren't whining - back injuries can make it hard to think about anything else.

    :) Gail
    1808 days ago
    Love seeing the pictures. Thank you for sharing these with us.
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    Comment edited on: 5/6/2013 3:33:14 PM
    Great pics! Hope your back gets better soon. I totally understand back pain.
    1808 days ago
    I don't feel overwhelmed at all. In fact, I rather enjoyed seeing your pictures. Thanks for sharing them! emoticon
    1808 days ago
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