Friday, May 31, 2013

Desert Rose


A rose like no other I know. Rich in color and very little fragrance with a large bloom.



A summer plant that loves full sunlight. It lives in a pot off the north porch when the temperature warms and the sun is high.



In the fall when the temps become cool and the sparse blooms have fallen off, it lives in front of a window inside the sun room. A peculiar plant that seems to shiver and shake when the mercury drops below 50F.



May 18th of this year the African import rewarded us with it's first flower of the season. Will there be more? Who knows! The most has been three since it came to live with us three summers ago. Like all things in the desert, enjoy the beauty as it comes!

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  1. well, even if it gives only this one bloom, it sure puts on a show.

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  4. I really like the angle on the 1st and 3rd one. You have captured the excelent lighting on these pictures.

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    1. By the way, are there anyway we could block these anonymous comments?

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    2. I've been trying Q but we've really been getting spammed a lot lately. The filter I have in place stops most of them from being seen on the blog but we still get the notifications by email.

      I will try to find a way to block them better.

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  5. This is a rose? It looks more like something else but I don't know the name.

    Nice shots though and like Tex said, one bloom is better than none.

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  6. Doesn't look much like a rose but it is beautiful.

    Felicia

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  7. What a beautiful flower. Nice shots Parker.

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  8. Beautiful!!! The lighting couldn't have been more perfect. Excellent captures. If it only blooms once a year, it would be well worth waiting for.

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  9. A lovely collection of a beautiful plant. The blossom is such a vivid, vibrant color My goodness! I cannot believe the tornadoes are AGAIN in Oklahoma. Stay safe!!

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  10. Interesting Desert Rose you have there and nice pictures you've gotten, especially that third picture in this series. The lighting is perfect!

    And as Kate has already said, Stay safe! Nasty weather again for your part of the world...

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    1. Stay safe we did! We rode this one out in a storm cellar as did all our kids. Tornados got within a couple miles from here but all of us were spared any real damage other than possibly some hail on roofs and cars. Wish that others would have been as fortunate.

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    2. 2 miles is too close for comfort if you ask me! Glad to hear you are all ok. I havent looked at the news yet today but I'm thinking it won't be real good...

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  11. So happy that you and your family were able to stay safe!!

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