Today was perfect to get out and take a few photos of the Indian Blanket Flowers. On my place no matter which direction you look in May, it is solid with these flowers.
Las Perdidos sits on a sloping ground dropping about 600+ feet from top to bottom, but not like you would think. It is mostly on stair like steps with six levels (more or less). My house is on the largest flat level, the third level up from the creek bottom which gives me a panoramic view of my whole valley and all of these photos are taken on this level. The other levels have a different verities. So don’t encourage me~! I did post some of the flowering trees some time back. All flowers shown are native~!
So in the early spring we first have wild Anemones which start off white, then light blue getting darker until they are purple, which I consider the harbinger of spring here. Next several others follow mostly blue or white and yellow flowers which stay all summer. Next we get the blue bonnets, and then several yellows such as agarita bush, columbine, coreopsis, false night shade, actually too many for me to list, or even photograph. What I am saying is that in late spring, and about this time of the season, Indian blanket starts blooming, and while many of the other flowers mentioned are still there, they are pushed into the background by this plant which takes over in a big way~!
So on my third level this is mostly what you will see in May. And it is the subject of today’s photos. I hope I do not overdo it. To start it off though I must say that the photo above is just Tami, who you may see in other photos… Did you ever have a kid who liked to be photographed~? I do~! Well actually she does not leave my side~! So you will recognized her, there she is standing on top of my Jacuzzi, smelling the flowers in my “Man Cave”