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I own no land, instead I have wheelestate. I’ve been a full time RVer since 1997. Working summers as a Park Ranger takes me to many beautiful places and playing during the winter takes me to many more. This blog is simply the story of my life's adventures.

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Monday, June 29, 2009

Cape Royal Blooms


View from Cape Royal viewpoint Grand Canyon National Park
Sunday after opening the visitor center I drove out the scenic road to give a geology talk at Cape Royal. (Can you see the Colorado River?)

Sego Lily
The .25 mile (.4 km) walk to the overlook took me a while because of all the beautiful blooms.

Desert Paintbrush

Grizzly Bear Cactus
The flowers come in several different colors.

Can you see the bee?
At one point I saw three bees in this flower and it looked very crowded.

Currant Bush
I was tempted to sample but the berries aren’t quite ripe yet.

Plateau Lizard
This little creature decided to check out my backpack.

So that’s what’s happening in my world. To see more of life around the world or to share your own go to My World Tuesday by clicking here.

33 comments:

Esther Garvi said...

Love the little lizard, he looks almost like the ones we have in Niger (the females). Love the sample of flowers! Am on the lookout for purple flowers here in Falkenberg, my mother's favourites!
Sunny greetings from Sweden!

Erin said...

lovely flower captures...and the little lizard is oh so cute. i can enjoy lizards but not snakes :)

George said...

Thanks for showing these beautiful flowers. It's great to see such delicate beauty in those surroundings.

A Scattering said...

Honestly, you get to see such cool places and things! Thanks for taking us along for the ride. Have a great week!

Janie said...

The bee looks like he's half-buried in the pollen. Beautiful blooms and cute lizard. I can see why the walk took awhile.

Martha Z said...

Beautiful blooms. Hd to enlarge the panorama to get a glimps of the river.

Sylvia K said...

Exquisite flowers, Gaelyn! Thank you so much for sharing them! Your photos are marvelous!

Tranquility said...

Fragile looking cactus flowers and screen doors covered in lizards... there are a few things I miss about living in Arizona. ;)

mountain.mama said...

Great flower pictures! We have a ton of sego lilies blooming on our hill and I took pictures yesterday. They are so beautiful.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Great pictures of all the flowers and the lizard. Very colorful there.

Carver said...

What a beautiful place to hike. I love the last shot with the lizard and all of the beautiful ones you took on the trail too.

I hope you do get tickets to the Roadshow. I thought I'd answer your question here: I took a Chinese Rose Medallion punch bowl. I found out from the appraiser that it was one of the ones made between 1820 and 1850. It's devalued quite a lot because there is a chip I didn't even notice. It's not an actual broken piece but a little of the ornamental part was chipped on the lip showing the base. It was interesting though and I was mostly going with my friend so I enjoyed it.

SandyCarlson said...

Those flowers are stunning.

Sally in WA said...

The flowers in bloom are wonderful! I think that is my favorite thing in the desert climate.

But you can keep the lizards. :-)

Barb said...

That grizzly cactus looks as though it's made of cellophane! Beautiful colors - I enjoyed your tour.

Island Rambles Blog said...

that hot pink flower with the bee is a stunner!!!thanks for sharing your world with us.

nadia said...

The bee looks busy enjoying the pollen, and the lizard busy checking out your back pack -- cool pictures!

Wolynski said...

Wow, gorgeous blooms - how do you know these currants are edible and not poisonous? Haven't you seen "Into The Wild"?

Wren said...

I love the desert - All that majestic scenery, plus beautiful flowers, plus cute little lizards.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

How lovely to have your own lizard hitching a ride with you. :) Those flowers are really beautiful Gaelyn. The desert is a beautiful place when in bloom like this.

fishing guy said...

Gaelyn: What beautiful flowers and a lizard to boot. Wild flowers ae so special.

Arija said...

Gaelyn the flowers are exquisite.
Do you rally have currants growing wild?

Diane C. said...

Beautiful flower photos and those currants sure do look tempting. Cute how you and the Plateau Lizard were curious of each other.

Snap said...

I loved all the desert blooms and the lizard checking out your backpack! What fun!

Martha said...

Great My World post! Seems you lead a very interesting life! I'll definitely be back to see more. Love your first car by the way - such great memories thinking back to that part of our lives :-)

Carolyn said...

You got watch those hitchhikers Gaelyn! Beautiful post and photos and the flowers are so beautiful. Thanks for sharing. I really like you new masthead photo also.
Smiles

Lady Fi said...

What a stunning location to work and live in*!

Maria Berg said...

I love flowers and to find them where everything els is brown is so nice.
lizard in you backpack - hope you do not have any poisons there.

I have to come back one day for Grand Canyon.
/MB

NicoleB said...

What a gorgeous view. One day I want to visit Arizona.
Hubby comes from there. Maybe we go together in two years, we shall see :)

I love the blossoms. Especially the Sego Lili. I have never seen any like that.

That Lizard is cool. What a nosy little fellow :)

RuthieJ said...

Love the little lizard!

Dave and Janice Evans said...

Fantastically beautiful photography. . .breathtaking. . .thanks for sharing.

Quiet Paths said...

What a gift to find blooms like that in the Canyon area. Are there blooms all summer too? Love the lizzie!

Leanne said...

What a wonderful walk the Grizzly Bear Cactus looks like a poppy. i love the lizard tooo cute.

Rambling Woods said...

I am amazed what plants are able to adapt to..Love your little lizard friend...

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