Photo Challenges and Wildflowers in Arizona
This weeks photo challenge prompts were fun to capture. The Dogwood 52 was Storytelling-Forgotten. There is an old gold mine down the road from us which I’ve wanted to see anyway, and this was the best excuse. Except, they are still working the mine and you can only go in whenever they decide they are open to give tours. I have no idea when these days are, since nothing says anything, so I had to be content with the two old buildings that are right off the road.
This is the photo I used for the challenge. I loved the chair, like someone forgot to take it when they left.
This is the other building. Sadly, I couldn’t go anywhere near either one because of a fence. I would have liked to get different angles of both of them.
The 2LilOwls photo prompt was light. This sunrise shot was the one I chose. Nothing better than early morning light and color.
We left our Wickenburg spot yesterday, and landed in White Tanks state park, on the west side of the Phoenix valley. But before we left, I got some photos of wild poppies that were growing on the hill above us. I always seem to miss these, so I was I thrilled to find them.
All the rain is such a wonderful thing for all the flowers, I am so excited about wildflowers this year.
I looked and looked, for info on these tiny purple flowers. They are on a really small low growing bush. I’ve watched them the whole time, waiting for them to open, and these finally did.
These are the smallest bees I have ever seen too. The flowers are a bit smaller than a dime, so that gives you an idea on the size of the bee.
There are flowers here in White Tanks, so more on that in the coming days.