Friday, September 25, 2009

Desert Globe Mallow

I thought I might have to sit this one out - even though I chose the color for Flower Fest's Orange you glad it's a new color? - especially since I didn't have the time to make my third attempt at a watercolor (first and second attempts). But my archives came to my rescue.

Desert Globe Mallow, Arches National Park, Utah

I came across these bright flowers in Utah's Arches National Park last year. They are called Desert Globe Mallow and belong to the Malvaceae family. The botanical name for this globe mallow is Sphaeralcea coccinea. It can be found in semi-desert and arid regions.

I also came across another species of the globe mallow called Sphaeralcea leptophylla. The flowers are orange but the leaves are longer and narrower.

This is my entry to Flower Fest's Orange you glad it's a new color?

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Wild Bergamot or Purple Bee Balm

Purple bee balm stole the show on one of our summer hikes in Boulder Mountain Park.

Monarda fistula
Also known as wild bergamot.
This was a gorgeous sight on an otherwise rocky and dry trail. Two lush carpets of purple, wild bergamot and purple mountain harebells. What a treat!

This is my entry to Flower Fest's Purplicious.

Friday, April 10, 2009

YIP.::.Day 6.::.Breakfast


Medha made breakfast today and then wanted a picture of her waffles, all stacked, with a dab of butter and as she poured syrup over them. "Just like in the magazines, Mumma!" she said.

This isn't just like in the magazines but it will do. Cos she's happy.

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