Monday, April 19, 2010

Yellow Wonderland



Brittlebush is blooming!

Brittlebush  Encelia farinosa is a desert shrub related to the sunflower.








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Lately, it seems no one can resist heading for the hills to enjoy the color yellow.   And, who could blame them?

See more yellow all over the world at Mellow Yellow Monday.
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28 comments:

Anya said...

So

Y_E_L_L_O_W_

Love it :-)
Wonderful nature shots !!!

Annie said...

Outstanding, Gemma. And I love the deer.

cieldequimper said...

What a trail in the first photo, especially if those deer come and watch! Wonderful!

Clytie said...

Beautiful day, wonderful color! What a blessing to catch the deer.

Sylvia K said...

What a gorgeous, golden world you've captured, Diane!! Stunning photos and I love the deer! The flowers and the cactus are beautiful! What a great day! Thanks for sharing it!
Enjoy your week!

Sylvia

Icy BC said...

Gorgeous pictures of yellow flowers, and the whole scenery, Diane!

eileeninmd said...

Wow, all the yellow flowers are beautiful. Looks like a great day.

betchai said...

i love the combination of yellow brittlebush and saguaro, this time of the year is really great for wildflower blooms. thanks for sharing your inspiring spring pictures, Diane.

Irene said...

Fabulous, love your arrangement. I have such difficulty with these things. my post is here.

Tracy said...

Gorgeous photos especially the one with the deer. The desert sure is beautiful right now.

Stephanie said...

What a pretty sight to behold in real! Love the dainty yellow flower. The colour really brightens up the desert. And the people running as well. The desert suddenly became so lively :-D That's great!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Wow---I can see why so many people are flocking there. I would want to be there also. The yellow Brittlebush is absolutely fabulous. I especially like the picture of the deer and the Brittlebush. That is fabulous!!!!! Thanks, Diane.
Hugs,
Betsy

Barb said...

Diane, I'll be heading to Phoenix tomorrow and hope I'll see some of this yellow for myself! We plan on visiting the Botanic Garden while there. Love the pic with the deer!

Johnny Nutcase said...

pretty, pretty! I love the deer in the saguaros ! cute!

Johnny Nutcase said...

your last comment and photo made me smile!

Loree said...

How interesting that it's related to the sunflower. Lovely yellow blooms.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

How pretty this is!! I think many people head for the hills before it gets too hot. This time of year is really wonderful.

Prospero said...

Beautiful scenes, Diane.

I think you'll do fine with your Ratibida columnaris - it's a wildflower from your parts!

blog with no name said...

Mellow yellow... yeah! The deer came to get its picture taken too... sweet.

DoanLegacy said...

What a gorgeous yellow series! There are so many different things to see in your post!

Bhavesh Chhatbar said...

Oh yes, it's a real yellow wonderland! Beautiful!!

There's an award waiting for you on my Sunshine Award post :)

Martha Z said...

Nothing brightens a world like yellow. Fortunately, yellow was the color of the dominate flower in Death Valley.

Luzia said...

Great shots of this yellow paradise! Greetings from Luzia.

Evelyn said...

Hi Diane
What a lovely place for a walk. Great pics.

Jen said...

Great shots!!! beautiful yellows.
I only made it out there once last week.

Self Sagacity said...

What a yellow world! Nice with the running crew too. LOL

Ayie said...

so yellow! i can't believe it's all full of flowers with those towering cacti

Kirigalpoththa said...

Lovely!