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This is a type of yucca, but I never realized they got so big! To me it looks exactly like something Dr. Seuss would have invented. In fact, I think that I saw it on Mulberry Street!

As behooves us now living a desert climate, here’s a desert flower, the flower of the prickly pear cactus. We have two somewhat small prickly pears in the backyard, but they have a prodigious number of flowers waiting to bloom.

Even though this plant is called Red Yucca, Red Hesperaloe, or Hesperaloe parviflora, it’s not really a yucca and certainly not yucky. It’s as attractive as yuccas, though. This one is in our backyard. From what I’ve read, they attract hummingbirds, so I’ll have to keep my eyes open and my camera ready.

These flowers welcomed us to our new home. I mentioned their beauty to the owner who replied, amazed, that she had been at the house just a few days earlier and there were no flowers. Several are already beginning to wilt, but oh, are they glorious!!

Friday flowers

Posted: March 13, 2020 in flowers
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Sometimes it’s not all about the flower. Happy Friday!

Hmmm. Hold that “Happy Friday” thought until tomorrow or…let’s pretend I’m posting from New Zealand, where it actually IS Friday. I wish WP would go back to having the calendar highlight every day you already have a post scheduled. That’s almost caught me any number of times. At any rate, enjoy the photo whether or not it’s Friday. 🙂

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