Saturday, March 13, 2010

Macro Flower - Thimblehead

This part of the Sonoran Desert is greening up from recent rains, but no big wildflower displays are found yet.  I did see this yellow flowering plant growing in the wild.  The flowers are tiny but the color is sunny and cheerful.
TransPecos Thimblehead Hymenothrix wislizeni

Macro Flowers Saturday is a new photo meme for macro photos and close-ups of flowers, garden flowers, wildflowers, blossoms, flowers with insects and butterflies (no insects without flowers), flowers with raindrops and whatever beautiful plants, plant seeds or berries you have, in close-up.  Click here to visit Maia’s beautiful macro flowers meme.

20 comments:

Piyush said...

Nice flowers. The spring just sprung in the east coast. So I am still waiting for flowers to bloom :)

rainfield61 said...

The power of little flowers are big. They look small, but so beautiful under macro view.

Maia said...

Yes you little bright yellow flowers are so cheerful and these are excellent photos.
Welcome to Macro Flowers Saturday, thanks for joining and for the lovely words.
Have a nice weekend!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Cute little flower, Diane. I love the name Thimblehead... You can look at it and understand where its name came from.... Neat!!!!!

Hugs,
Betsy

DoanLegacy said...

Beautiful yellow flower, Diane!

Icy BC said...

Gorgeous flower! I haven't seen this one before..

Anya said...

Hi Diana
So sweet lovely yellow flowers
it remind me on spring :))))))

Have a wonderful weekend
Kareltje =^.^=
Anya :-)

Lindy MacDuff said...

You've caught them at the peak of perfection - beautiful!

Self Sagacity said...

Yellow is a color of happiness, it's bright and there's nothing like it. Nice capture.

Petit Eyekiss said...

Your small yellow flowers are like sunshine!

Thérèse said...

Yes to Spring! Yes to flowers! I feel I am going to learn a few flowers names through you with such good macro photos.

Evelyn Howard said...

Nice macro!

Denise said...

Your photos are so enjoyable. Beautiful wildflowers and fantastic macro's. Soon the desert will be full and plenty, luck you :)

Nefertiti said...

quelle couleur,bravo ;O)

Rosie Scotland said...

lovely little spring flowers from the desert. They remind me alittle of our winter aconites that are in bloom just now in our northern hemisphere gardens.

Naturedigital said...

Great photographs again Dianne..
Have a nice day..
Costas

Stephanie said...

They are surely cheerful! Love this yellow tone. The last pix made me think of plastic flowers as the petals seems so strong. Nonetheless, nice macros!

Poetic Shutterbug said...

I have actually seen some of these around lately, they are so cheerful and light.

Splendid Little Stars said...

I was in the Sonoran Desert last April--first time in spring flowering. It was so lovely!
PS I love your header photo!

Ayie said...

it is beautiful!