These unique images are captured on adventures in Sonoran Desert, Arizona
This Arizona Lupine was found at one of our favorite spot to hike in Spur Cross, Cave Creek. This flowering plant is native to the Sonoran Desert and you can also discover them in open fields and sandy washes of the desert.
The Wild Cucumber is a vine that grows along washes in the desert. This image was created on a hike at the Jewel of the Creek in Cave Creek, AZ. Typically you can find them under large mesquite trees or growing along side other plants.
The Saltcedar is a large fast growing shrub or small tree that is extremely invasive to the Sonoran Desert. Often taking over large riparian communities by sequestering salt in their foliage. We focused on he Saltcedar because of its nature in the wild and how it acts around other plant life.
The Saguaro is a magical totem to the Southwest. Arizona is home to the largest area of Saguaro in the World. The spines grow rapidly to protect from the sun and other predators.
The Fairy Duster is a low growing shrub that is native to the Sonoran Desert. The flower arrives around late winter and spring. It has a dense cluster of pink stamens and does not last long during the dry spells.
Beads on Grass
The wild grass of Arizona grows fast during the monsoon season. The grass assists to keep moisture on the ground for low growth shrubs and tress. Green grass is rare, but during monsoon season you can find it carpeting the desert floor.