Saturday, July 30, 2011

Monument Fire Recovery- and a new-to-me wildflower

Canon EOS t2i DSLR with Sigma 10-20mm lens

Many of the Monument fire burned areas are starting to get green as our summer monsoon season drops much-needed rain. (-:

Here is an example of one area . While driving in the Coronado National Monument, we noticed these beautiful, crawling flowers in the burn recovery area. They are a type of morning glory native to southern Arizona and northern and central Mexico. They are called a pink throated morning glory, or ipomea longifolia.

The US Dept of Agriculture classifies my new favorite wildflower as a "prohibitive noxious weed". Haramuph.

The flower opens up in the evenings.   It was very thunderbumpy while we were there.

images made July 30, 2011

1 comment:

  1. What wonderful images of hope and renewal! Beautiful work, especially the first one.