Joshua Tree Bloom
In the Panamint Range of southern California. This is one of my earliest color photographs and was taken in the 1980s.
Shots at Iao Valley State Park while filming video with Sandra Lee Akaka
Found with Alex and Lindsay near the end of the cairns-marked trail
Kihei White Orchid
St. George Rose
In the Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve, Lancaster, California
Saguaro Cactus Blossom
Barrel Cactus Flowers
Ocotillo at Sunset
Desert Five Spot
Phacelia Calthifolia at Saratoga Springs
This is the flower of a low shrub, common to the southwest deserts. They swing back and forth in the slightest breeze. The stamen project far in front of the petals, which is why the one at the bottom right is out of focus.
Note the similarity to the yellow Desert Primrose.