Thursday, March 18, 2010

Blue Desert Sky

Ocotillo2

Joshua Tree

Reach, praising heaven

giver of rain, giving  warmth

blossoms reach for sky

See more skies at Skywatch Friday, hosted for us by Klaus, Sandy, Wren, Fishing Guy, and Sylvia.

32 comments:

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Martha -- you alread know how much we love Joshua Tree and this desert area in CA. Beautiful pictures; thanks for sharing. I was sad that we didn't get to see the desert bloom this time through; the ocotillia looks like it is about to burst out any minute.

Sylvia K said...

Absolutely gorgeous!! Fantastic shots, Martha! And such vivid blue skies!! Isn't it wonderful to see them -- well, you've probably had considerably more than we have here, but we do have them today and it is wonderful! Hope you have a lovely weekend!

Sylvia

Gaelyn said...

Those deep blue skies almost make me homesick. Must have had some rain for the ocotillo to bloom. Love Joshua Tree and Anza-Berego.

Ebie said...

How delightful to see the white desert flowers! Great blue sky on your trip!

Carol said...

Great photos, Martha...stunning images against that sky...

Noelle said...

I do love a beautiful desert sky :^)

Diane AZ said...

Wow, delightful blooming things reaching for the sky and I love the Haiku. :)

ewok1993 said...

So beautifully composed images.

Pearl Maple said...

Fun photos with great composition for Sky Watch Friday.

Tara R. said...

Beautiful skies! This is the first time I've seen a Joshua Tree close up... very intriguing.

Kcalpesh said...

Terrific shots! The blue skies do make a perfect background!!

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Riet said...

What beautiful blue sky pictures. we are hoping for those here too.

eileeninmd said...

Awesome shots, love the composition and the pretty blue sky.

eden said...

Simply gorgeous captures. I love both images. Have wonderful weekend

Coffeeveggie addict. said...

beautiful shot and great composition!

Elisabeth said...

Lovely captures...gorgeous deep blue sky.

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Linda Reeder said...

We were in Arizona about this time last year. I fell in love with the ocotillo!

Pagan Sphinx said...

Two beauties, Martha. Well done~

Eaglesbrother said...

Good photo's.

Regina said...

Amazing and beautiful Martha. Looks like they are praising heaven.

Have a great weekend.

syel said...

the sky is so blue! and i love the lighting on the second photo!

Glennis said...

Your sky is so blue and the plant looks so in need of a good downpour of rain which is not going to happen soon. Nice shots.

Fotobloggen 2010 said...

the second one with the closeup is a great compositon with the "thing" in one corner

Christina, sweden

http://fotoblogg2010.blogspot.com/2010/03/skywatch-friday_19.html

Laura Hegfield said...

Just lovely Martha...that feeling of reaching and opening is the essence of early spring for me.

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Your haiku and photos are all spectacular.

ρομπερτ said...

5.7.5 syllable to provide a further proof that in the end it is indeed the above which is searched for, providing hope, light and love.

Brilliant photography and words. A deep bow for you.

Barb said...

Blue sky, desert landscape and haiku - just what i need on this blustery snowy night in Denver!

Dario Ferrari Photos said...

Very nice photos!

I really like the composition of the second one..!!

Bye
Dario

Shelle said...

that is some funky looking plant. wonderful!

happily retired gal said...

Wonderful haiku to accompany these beautiful desert blossoms against your clear blue skies!
Hugs and blessings,
Sacred Ruminations

Johnny Nutcase said...

thumbs up! especially on that second one. great photos!

Lindy MacDuff said...

Very beautiful! I love seeing the ocotillo in bloom. I am not familiar with the blossom in the second photo, but it is magnificent.