Monday, April 25, 2011

Ocotillo Flowers

Here are snapshots of ocotillos taken on various days around the canyon this month:






It looks like this little hummer is waving!

Have a nice week! :)

24 comments:

Magpie said...

They are such a favorite of the hummers! Our ocotillo, saguaro and yucca are getting ready to bloom together. Great pictures!

Loree said...

So beautiful - especially the ones with the hummingbirds in them.

Jo said...

Beautiful photos, Diane. I have discovered a shrub in my garden which a botonist identified as a Madagascan ocotillo. We live in Kenya and when this flowers I hope it brings many more sunbirds (which are similar to your hummers) Have a great week. Jo

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Diane, Looks like that hummingbird likes the Ocotillo. Great pictures. Thanks!
Hugs,
Betsy

angryparsnip said...

Wonderful photos of a favorite plant.

My friend has several in her yard and they are all full of green leaves and red blooms so beautiful.

I only have one in my yard and am thinking of planting a few more I think the hummingbirds would love them too.

cheers, parsnip

Betchai said...

beautiful photos Diane, the hummingbird shots with the ocotillo are really such inspiring sights.

Thérèse said...

Pictures we always go back to... it's beautiful!

Dawn said...

These are absolutely amazing. I feel such happiness when I see a waving hummer:)
Thank you- made my Monday!

Debbie Lo said...

This is one of the reasons I think it's so fun to be a follower of bloggers around the country. I had no idea what an ocotillo plant was, or looked like, since we don't have those in Michigan (that I'm aware of), and now I do. Thanks for helping to further my plant education, Diane!

Also, I just love seeing the hummingbirds next to the orange color of the plant. It does look like that one bird is waving too! LOL

rainfield61 said...

Very good effort to capture the hummingbird.

I like all the pictures.

tracy said...

You know, your pictures are so perfect. I dare to say what damage you could do with your camera in a place like Sedona! Get up there, woman!

Silver Fox said...

Wonderful photos! :)

Martha Z said...

I can never resist the ocotillo in bloom but these are especially nice since you caught the hummer as well.

Gaelyn said...

The ocotillo blooms are spectacular when they show and can't blame the little hummers for liking them too.
Seems I'll miss most of spring in the desert, maybe if I ever get to the North Rim. Sigh....

cieldequimper said...

Wow, so pretty, I don't think I'd ever seen any!

~✿~Icy BC said...

Oh Diane, this is a beautiful series with photos of ocotillo flowers and the hummingbird.

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

love the tones in these photos!

absolutely amazing!

have a great day!

hugs
betty xx

Amin said...

Thank You very much for sharing.I think I have not seen it before!

Betchai said...

thanks Diane for helping me ID the blue flower, I already changed some caption there. I really appreciate your help.

Boonie S said...

These are quite stunning photos, and he does look to be waving too! Thanks for sharing.

Have a good day, Boonie

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Amin said...

I liked this flower very much!

Darla said...

These are awesome shots - wow. I became completely enamoured of ocotillos while visiting last month!

Lindy MacDuff said...

The ocotillo cactus is my favorite of all. Each of your images is spectacular. Love the ones with the hummer - especially the final one.