SOLD – Greeting card – 3.29.2014 – Thank you to that very special buyer
Warm spring sunshine & gentle winter rain creates these beautiful spring wildflowers. Photograph was taken in my yard in Green Valley, Arizona, USA.
Raw converted in Lightroom & fine tuned in using PS6 and OnOne Perfect Effects.
Photo of the Desert Bluebells was taken in my front yard and are barely an inch across. These Wildflowers were not planted; they appeared in the yard & are scattered around. Some have even come up between the cracks in the driveway & sidewalk. I live in the Sonoran Desert area of Arizona & if the rains come in the winter this area is often blessed with a wonderful show of wildflowers in the spring. Normally you will find these in the out in the desert areas but nature provided the show in my front yard, to my wonderful surprise! The Desert Bluebell is native to the far southwestern deserts of the USA.
Botanical name: Phacelia campanularia
Habit: A 4- to 14-inch-tall clump.
Located at Green Valley, Arizona.
Annual wildflower with flowers in loose clusters. Broad, velvety-hairy, oval- to heart-shaped leaves are dark green above and light green beneath, and coarsely scalloped around the edges. Flowers are dark blue to purplish-blue and bell-shaped, each with a white marking. Yellow-white anthers show up starkly inside the blue bell, adding to the charm of the flower. When flowers finish, the seed capsules dry, splitting open on the side and scattering seed.
All images are copyright © Lucinda Walter. The materials contained may not be reproduced, copied, edited, published, transmitted or downloaded in any way, shape or form. All rights are reserved. Copying, altering, displaying or redistribution of any of these images without written permission from the Artist is strictly prohibited.