Rancher’s Fireweed / Devil’s Lettuce (Amsinckia menziesii) of the Borage family glistens in the back-lit sun on Cactus Forest Trail in Tucson, Arizona. It’s flowering season is March through May in mostly weedy or grassy places below 5,000 feet in the western United States and northwestern Mexico. The fiddleneck flower cluster uncoils, leaving the new blossoms accessible to the […]

Tombstone Roses

I saw this gorgeous Tombstone Rose at the Tucson Botanical Gardens yesterday when I was there to photograph a high school senior for her graduation announcements. It’s a great time to visit the museum since the temperature is perfect and the spring blooms are in full force. The “Butterfly Magic” exhibit is still going on too. See […]