Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Color of the month: Yellow

In an attempt to dispel the myth that the desert is a barren and colorless place, I have written and photo-illustrated a non-fiction children's book that shows otherwise. It's making the rounds, or I should round, since right now, it's at a house that only looks at exclusives. I've decided I'm going to try to post a color of the month to help promote this wonderfully colorful desert. These are digital photos I'm currently taking. They are not the art-photos in my book. They are here simply for your pleasure.

Everywhere I go I see yellow.

Streets are lined in yellow.

Golf courses are dotted with yellow.

Sunny snowflakes dance through the air.

And when the wind blows,
parking lots are carpeted in yellow.

The trees shown in these photos are Palo Verde trees growing in the Phoenix area of the Sonoran desert. Different varieties will bloom at different times from late March to June, depending on rainfall.

1 comment:

Angela said...

I'm pretty sure all of that yellow is why I can't breathe this morning ;)
But it sure 'tis pretty. I love of the purple blooms topping the prickly pears too. Can't wait for the Saguaros to start blooming.