|Hiking - Vermilion Cliffs, AZ|
While I'm tagging these are wild flowers or Native flowers - someone local with much more experience may say some of these are invasive. Like I say, this is a tourist view :)
|Almost like an apple blossom - Arizona Wildflower|
|This looked like as aster to me. Arizona Wildflower|
|A nice touch of purple.|
This very beautiful "Maiden Hair Fern" was growing into the cliff wall, on the Northside, just where the water would drain down. I thought it an appropriate time to ponder how how perfectly characteristics come together for plants to flourish - the other side would be way to hot and not enough water. Even a few inches on either side would probably not work. My companion said that the fern had been in just this spot, and never much larger for years.
|Maidenhair Fern - Arizona|
I love the geology and topography of this area. While on the one hand I'd love to retire here, on the other hand I'd have to have an entirely different type of garden. That could be fun!
Singing Route 66!