Spring flowers – 2017

After record breaking winter rains, a deep snow pack, and a horrible political winter, our California flowers surged forth reminding us that life triumphs death and that there is still hope and time to nourish each other and our planet.  Carl Sagan said, “A new consciousness is developing, which sees the Earth as a single organism and recognizes that an organism at war with itself is doomed… We Are One Planet.”*

The first set of images below shows flowers that bloomed in the Anza-Borrego Desert.

Ghost Flower

Heliotrope

Barrel Cactus

Palo Verde

Creosote bush (left), Ocotillo (middle)

Cholla

Indigo bush

Cholla

Cholla

Hedgehog Cactus

Beavertail Cactus and bee

Beavertail Cactus

The images below are flowers that bloomed at home in San Diego.

Sunflower

Sunflower

Stenocereus

Old Man Cactus towers over Stenocereus

Old Man Cactus flower

Meditation: Thich Nhat Hanh – The End of Suffering*

*This is a link to a YouTube video.

Advertisements

About Bill D.

Bill is a retired RN who enjoys working as a docent in a historic house museum, reading, writing, and meditating, especially about mindfulness as discussed by Zen master, spiritual leader, and author Thich Nhat Hanh. (Photo credit: Jokie Tolentino)
This entry was posted in Deserts, Flowers, Gardens, Meditations. Bookmark the permalink.