Friday, April 30, 2010

Skywatch Friday - Ocotillo


























(ō'kə-tē'): A cactus like tree (Fouquieria splendens) of Mexico and the southwest United States, having clusters of scarlet tubular flowers.

 Spring has been very good to the ocotillos.

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12 comments:

Brian Miller said...

oh those are pretty....happy friday!

Thérèse said...

Water does the body good! :)

Kathy said...

Beautiful specimen. Why was I thinking these were chollas? I just looked one up on Google images and they are no way similar. Thanks for bringing these to my attention so that I now really know what they are.

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Laura Hegfield said...

wonderful plants against the infinite sky!

Sharon said...

Such perfect blooms! Wonderful photo!

Brains McGurk said...

I'm in the southwest now and I think I've seen these but I'm not sure! duh

Beautiful photograph!

Raine

Manang Kim said...

Very beautiful. I haven't seen a cactus like this, love it. Happy weekend!

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Diane AZ said...

That's a healthy looking ocotillo, sure looks nice against the blue sky and clouds. :)

CafebyJW said...

Beautiful sky, great capture.

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Small City Scenes said...

Oh very pretty. Do the Hummingbirds like this? Or butterflies? MB

PattiKen said...

Tag! You're "it." Come visit me to play.

Hey, she started it!

Kcalpesh said...

An amazing beauty!

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