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Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Desert 5 Spot

This is gorgeous, isn't it! Can you believe this vibrant flower blooms in the desert? Now here's what's really interesting to me: each petal has a spot, and each spot has just enough nectar to attract insects. The insects visiting are the means of this flower propagating. I just learned this. Here I thought the entire purpose of those bright red spots was to be beautiful and please me!

PS ... Who knew that purple and red could "go" so well?!

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  1. So pretty...I can't wait to see some color here!!!

    Have a wonderful weekend and a Happy Mother's Day!!!

  2. Such a beauty!!! in the desert to see such a flower must have just been magical... xo HHL

  3. My parents used to have a huge perennial garden...I remember looking across and seeing a bunch of purple flowers in front of red ones, and being surprised at how beautiful they looked together. I never would have thought to put red and purple side by side.
    And isn't it wonderful that God can make a flower bloom even in the desert? Gives us all hope that we too can 'bloom' no matter what where we are.
    Have a great day!

  4. Just another fascinating example of the intracacies of God's creations.

  5. Nature's (God's) pretty eye candy! :)

    I hope you have a Happy Mother's Day!!

    p.s. Love your blue and white background wallpaper. Beautiful!!!