Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Rio Grande (Albuquerque) Botanical Garden

Black-Eyed Susans

Purple Coneflowers (Echinacea)

Yellow Coneflowers

Queen Anne's Lace (Wild Carrot)
Notice tiny red flower in center cluster

Yellow Columbine

"The wilderness and parched land will be glad;
And the desert-plain will rejoice and blossom;
Like the crocus it will bloom profusely
And rejoice greatly and shout for joy
[because of Messiah]."  Isaiah 35: 1-2a

Black-Eyed Susans redux
(personal faves)


David Brown said...

And with joy shall ye draw water out of the wells of salvation, Isaiah 12: 3.

C. Marie Byars said...

Such beautiful poetry in the Old Testament.

Jim Swindle said...

Thanks for the beautiful photos and the scripture. I'm just getting back to your blog. Queen Anne's lace is elegant. It looks quite similar to poison hemlock, though the latter never has the red flower at the center. I've also read that if you handle Queen Anne's lace (or even carrots) and then go out in the sun too soon, you may get a skin reaction.

The Lord does, indeed, make the desert blossom. This world is so beautiful...we can't even guess the beauties of the new heavens and new earth.

C. Marie Byars said...

Thanks for coming back, Jim!

I knew the red flower in center was distinctive to Queen Anne's Lace. I learned a couple other things recently. It's actually an Old World plant that escaped here. I guess the English call it "Bishop's Lace."

I had not heard about the skin reaction thing. I had heard about turning orange from eating way too many carrots, though!