Sunday, April 21, 2013

Flowers and Sunsets

"It was all so far away - there was quiet and an untouched feel to the country and I could work as I pleased."

-Georgia O'Keefe

Prickly Poppy

Prickly Pear

Stinging Cevallia (Cevallia sinuata) also called, Stinging Serpent
Do not touch or handle. Blooms, leaves and stalk contain minute needle like hairs that can cause extreme pain which will reside after awhile. Redness and itching can continue for days afterwards.
Well! Thank the stars I did not touch or handle it. It was a windy day that day and sometimes I will grab a stalk to take back to the studio.
Beauty and color thriving in the dry heat of the desert at mid day. Dry sand and volcanic tuff along with an stunted acacia and mustard plants were all that surrounded this single plant in bloom.  That is what living is like in Terlingua. One must find a way to create their own unique beauty and color in what may seem an inhospitable environment to outsiders.
The Sun, with the last of her glowing rays reached out to caress the yucca, the cactus wren, and the javelina before she descended below the sky. It was as if it was a last goodbye, but fear not she said for this is not goodbye or farewell or even adios. I will return the morrow and greet you with a warm good morning and it will be as if I never left at all.



MsBelinda said...

Your photos are so sharp and clear, it is as though I were seeing it in person.

Enjoy your day.

Charlton Vaughan said...

Thank you Ms Belinda. I'm glad that you enjoy them. I really enjoy discovering plants and blooms.