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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SoCalHiker - May 6, 2008 4:42 pm - Voted 10/10

Love the red...

...nice photo, Larry. It looks a bit different than our variety here in Southern California, but equally beautiful. Thanks.


lcarreau - May 6, 2008 5:01 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Love the red...

Actually, I turned up the satuation a bit
on the photo editor. It is really more
orange than red! Just the same. THANKS,


tleaf - May 6, 2008 10:49 pm - Voted 10/10


Thank you for sharing, Larry! Keep the flowers coming!


lcarreau - May 6, 2008 11:51 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Beautiful!

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!!

Karrar Haidri

Karrar Haidri - May 7, 2008 9:30 am - Voted 10/10


The colors are amazing !!! Realy beautiful shot.


lcarreau - May 7, 2008 11:51 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Amazing

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!

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