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Wildflowers from Death Valley to Big Pine, part 2

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More of the colorful and scenic wildflowers on this desolate drive.

I found these growing alongside the mountain road.  Even though the road was quite curvy, there were so few cars, I could safely get out of the car and take my time with the photos.


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Euonymous – Chicago Fire

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This is another gem my husband brought home one day.  He wanted to fill an empty corner.  It is not early to get it’s leaves, and they are ready to drop off any day now, and it is only mid-September.  You are looking at the annual exhibit of the high point of its life.  Although the leaves appear very autumn red and colorful right now, they are a boring green the rest of the year.

We’ve been discussing replacing this plant, or just moving it to another location.  If I could find a flowering vine type of plant to climb the fence, euonymous would have to find a new home immediately.  It now inhabits prime real estate inside the deer fence, with irrigation and excellent sun reception.  Ooh, I’m starting to think a vine-type rose; a scented rose would sure be nice to walk by …