Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Desert Bloom...

I collect succulents. They remind me of the desert. I was born in the desert. I was too young to experience it then, but it is in my blood. Whenever I go back, I bring a little bit of the desert back with me. I got this Echeveria shaviana on my last trip to Tucson. I was pleasantly surprised to see it in bloom today. I love the clusters of pod-like, pale-pink buds dusted with an imperceptible grey shimmer.

2 comments:

Alice said...

Sweet! Though I don't have any now, I just love succulents. My grandmother had several varieties growing, and they fascinated me even as a kid. I'd love to have a large textured bowl filled with pea gravel, and loads of succulents.

SharonP said...

Come to Las Vegas, you are welcome to stay with us! Vegas is a beautiful high desert with remarkably beautiful flora and fauna, and it's very, very hot!