As we ponder freedom and liberty on this day, consider the return on your investment. — kenne
find something you like
capture the moment in time
from another place.
“Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom.”
— Benjamin Franklin
I’m still learning to identify southern Arizona wildflowers and one that I always recognize by name is sneezeweed. But, despite its name, sneezeweed does not cause an allergic reaction. Actually, I prefer another one of its names, Helen’s Flower. In Greek mythology, Helenium emerge from the tears of Helen of Troy.
With the earlier start of the monsoon rains in southern Arizona, butterflies are appearing in increasing numbers.
Sometimes called the Red Bird of Paradise, this fast growing plant comes on quickly in the spring from being cut back after the first in the late fall. Although it’s considered an evergreen, the cooler fall desert nights cause it to loose any remaining blossoms and begin to loose leaves. Until then, they add a lot of color to our desert landscape.