Category Archives: images of wildflowers

Tabachine: Flower of the Day, June 16, 2018


This tabachine bush near my studio was swarming with fluttering black butterflies, but they moved so quickly that I couldn’t get a shot.  I have a video of them taken a few years ago, and it is like a ballet—their graceful swooping, bending and departing.

For Cee’s Flower of the Day.

Shaving Brush Tree: December 28, 2017 Flower of the Day


The scientific name of this tree, native to southern Mexico, is as surreal as the bloom. it is pseudobombax ellipticium!  More commonly known as the shaving brush tree.

See Cee’s luscious bearded iris HERE.

Cosmos: Flower of the Day, Sept 16, 2017

In September and October, the fields on the way to the mountain town of Tapalpa, a few hours from my home,  fill with millions of flowers, including acres and acres of cosmos.  These photos were taken ten years ago and Oscar, the little boy in this photo, is now 12 years old. Perhaps it is time to take his little sister up into the fields this year!


Cee’s posting of her cosmos flowers today prompted me to echo her post.

For Cee’s Flower Prompt. 

Weeds are Flowers, Too!: Flower of the Day, June 12, 2017

These little guys popped up in the crack between my neighbor’s sidewalk and mine. You can click on the photos to enlarge them.




For Cee’s Daily Flower Prompt.

Wild Orchids: Flower of the Day, Oct. 28, 2016

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These wild orchids feel right at home in my royal poinciana tree. I forget they are there, tucked away in the branches and then suddenly one day look up and they are blooming. Like a gift of flowers from a mysterious benefactor.

Little White Flower: Flower of the Day, Oct. 3, 2016


Innocuous, fragile and sparse.  I thought they were lovely close up.