April 3-9: Photo Project Week 14

I cannot believe I have made it to week 14. I never knew that I would keep it up when I first started. Despite the circumstances I am thankful that this rich desert environment has brought such wonderful objects

of God’s creation that I can photograph.

April 3, 2022 – Bird of Paradise

This crazy looking flower has always fascinated me. My mother-in-law has a plant in her yard in Florida. It is yet another piece of God’s creation where it looks like He took leftovers and created this magnificent object that praises his Name.

April 4, 2022 – Old Man of the Andes

Why does this cactus remind me of a gnome? The different varieties of succulents and cacti here blow my mind. I am in awe of God’s creativity in creating the environment in which these thrive. It is a desolate land from far away, but close to the ground, it teems with life.

April 5, 2022 – Fairy Duster

These pink flowers caught my eye on Tuesday morning. Delicate little flowers which are striking against the green of the leaves.

April 6, 2022 – Fire Stick or Pencil Cactus

These highly poisonous cacti are everywhere here. They really look like they belong at the bottom of the ocean because they look like coral to me. Their ombré shades of pink, orange, and green are so beautiful.

April 7, 2022 – Euphorbia or Myrtle Spurge

These plants look like a sedum at first, but upon closer inspection, the leaves are not thick like a sedum. They look great among the xeriscaping here where I am staying.

April 8, 2022 – Mexican Olive

This beautiful flower surprised me out of the corner of my eye as I was walking down the street. It was hidden in a space of plantings between houses. The flower is like a petunia, but the bush is tall. There are many red flowers and pink flowers and yellow flowers that I’ve seen here, but this white one stood out among those.

April 9, 2022 – Bolivian Torch Cactus (I think)

I had been watching the flower buds on these cacti for days, praying that I would be able to catch their flowers, never realizing how amazing they are. On Instagram I said that the cactus had put on their prom dresses and truly they are gorgeous. They are about 4 inches across.

There is so much beauty in this landscape. I am so thankful that I have been able to take each picture and can hold on to these images.

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