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Harvester of Spring!
I found this on a recent scrambling/bouldering
trip east of Payson. It was growing beside a road,
on the south side of a rocky hill at 5,000' in elevation. It is a common variety of Arizona paintbrush, and it signals to me the true beginning of Spring.

Doesn't it look like somebody took a brush loaded with
fresh red-orange paint, and painted it??? It wasn't me!
I'm only the photographer. (May 5, 2008)

Please click for better resolution, and you'll see
how the petals grow along the top 3/4 of the plant's
stem, which is typical of Indian Paintbrush.


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SoCalHikerLove the red...


Voted 10/10

...nice photo, Larry. It looks a bit different than our variety here in Southern California, but equally beautiful. Thanks.
Posted May 6, 2008 4:42 pm

lcarreauRe: Love the red...


Hasn't voted

Actually, I turned up the satuation a bit
on the photo editor. It is really more
orange than red! Just the same. THANKS,
Posted May 6, 2008 5:01 pm



Voted 10/10

Thank you for sharing, Larry! Keep the flowers coming!
Posted May 6, 2008 10:49 pm

lcarreauRe: Beautiful!


Hasn't voted

A lot of my tight flower shots are turning
out blurred & out of focus. Think I need
an Olympus with the 10x zoom and macro-
adjustment. Working on getting a new camera.
Thanks for your kind comments and votes!!
Posted May 6, 2008 11:51 pm

Karrar HaidriAmazing

Karrar Haidri

Voted 10/10

The colors are amazing !!! Realy beautiful shot.
Posted May 7, 2008 9:30 am

lcarreauRe: Amazing


Hasn't voted

Thanks for the find words! I normally don't
see them below 1,500 meters, but the desert
had a very wet winter this year. Take care!
Posted May 7, 2008 11:51 am

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lcarreauSubmitted by lcarreau
on May 6, 2008 4:27 pm

Image ID: 401741
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Lat/Lon: 34.22756°N / 111.26009°W
Object Title: Harvester of Spring!

Image Type(s): Bouldering, Hiking, Flora, Informational, Scenery