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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Sunday, June 26, 2011

What’s blooming on the North Rim?

01 New Mexico Locust flower buds NR GRCA NP AZ (1024x767)

At 8200 feet summer blooms come a little late. Yet summer is certainly here at daily temperatures reaching 80 degrees.

02 New Mexico Locust flowers NR GRCA NP AZ (768x1024)

This New Mexico Locust, Robinia neomexicana, is part of the Legume Family and the pea-shaped flowers taste like, you guessed it, peas. But watch out for the thorns.

Hope to get out tomorrow to see what else is in bloom.


Arija said...

Beautiful and it is good to know that you can eat the flowers too.

trav4adventures said...

Oh, I wish we were getting over your way, but we're heading back to the Sierras this weekend and then up to the Mogollon Rim in August, up by Show Low.

Bill S. said...

Beautiful. It looks kind of like lupine.

Larry said...

Beautiful flower!I got a chuckle when I saw the "wheelestate" on your blog header.

Ann said...

have not seen this flower before.

That Janie Girl said...

Those are gorgeous!!

Elaine said...

It's so interesting to see the very different flowers you have blooming at the Canyon compared to what we have here in the north. I'll need to post some of our wildflowers soon.

Firefly said...

Nice and warm over there while we are cold and (thankfully) wet over here.

Tammie Lee said...

so beautiful!

eileeninmd said...

They are beautiful, Gaelyn! It is nice to see what is blooming at the Grand Canyon. Thanks for sharing.

Loran said...

Dontcha just LOVE it?

Small City Scenes said...

Well summer has sorta arrived here. But no temps in the 80s. Sunday was the hottest at a maybe 75. But I like it.

My computer is still down so I don't comment as often as I'd like but I am still around. I am using a friends when I can. MB

Janie said...

I've never seen these in bloom. They're beautiful.
Amazing how almost all of the desert plants have developed thorns to protect them - and discourage man or animal from getting too close!

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