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#242 — Desert Daisies

Desert Daisies 2009.
Photo taken at the Vantage, Washington scenic overlook on the East side of the Columbia River.

Despite its namesake, parts of the Columbia River Basin are hot and dry and dusty. These flowers grew and blossomed among sage brush and rocks, but they could not sustain life in the relentless sun and oppressive heat.  They dried on the stalk and remained as a monument to themselves.

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4 Responses to “#242 — Desert Daisies”

  1. polona says:

    i’m not going to comment further back but i am really really enjoying your flowery beauties.
    i don’t think i’m quite back to blogging (yet) but i might stop by now and again 🙂

  2. Quilly says:

    Polona — thank you for the lonely only comment on this forlorn picture. I loved these flowers for their failed optimism. They bloomed in a scrub sage desert.

  3. Nicole says:

    Oh boy – what a Beauty!

    I missed so many wonderful shots thanks to my damned Internet this week 🙁

  4. Quilly says:

    Nicole — this shot was taken in Western Washington’s high desert right around Vantage, WA. It gets so hot there, these Daisies never had a chance to die. They flash dried on the stem.