Tuesday, June 9, 2009


Since we have moved to St. George the weather pattern has gone beserk. One summer was unusually hot. The next spring was unusually wet. This year we've have had an unusually mild beginning to our summer. The temperature has been in the low 80's everyday with lots of cloud cover. It is definitely messing with my tanning time. But I think it is making for lots of nice flowers....

I have been amazed this summer at all the flowers that are blooming around St. George. It seems that more things are blooming than ever before, and there is just lots of color everywhere you look.
People will plant these two bushes, the red one above and the white one below, right next to each other on the edge of their property, like we do lilacs in Idaho. They get rather big and it looks cool to have the colors alternating.
This plant below is my favorite. It ususally only has one spear shooting out of it, but this one has five.

The Sego Lily is the Utah flower. They have the thinnest stem holding up a lone blossom, and usually several inches or feet are between each flower. Last year the whole hillside above out house was covered with these short little flowers (probably due to the fact that it rained nearly the entire month of May.) It was beautiful.
This flower is not a Sego Lily, but it reminds me of it. Check out my action photo as a bee flew in just when I took the picture!

If you can't tell, I am enjoying my summer vacation.

1 comment:

  1. Oh I love this part of spring when things bloom and add color!!! Impressive photo of the bee, by the way. :)
    It's interesting to see pics of the desert blooming; it's quite different from the plants here. I like the contrast. Two kinds of beauty. No matter where I go in this world, I've been able to find a unique kind of beauty in each location. Amazing.