Plants are not something I normally photograph but this is an exception. The Silverswords is found only within a 250 acre area on Mount Haleakala, on the island of Maui. It lives 10-50 years and ends it’s life when this stalk grows to 6 feet high and creates hundreds of red flowers. I’ve seen this plant in that state two years ago but have never seen the beginning of that growth as represented in this photo. There are two very small Silverwoods to the left and right that are just starting their cycle.
All of the shots I posted from my recent trip to Northern Arizona were the popular ones that most have seen or heard about. The ones I wanted in my collection. Today I thought I would post a few photos of the same areas but scenes that are not as common.
There are many more Death Valley photos but today I decided no editing. I got out in my own neighborhood and had a fun day taking random shots in the middle of the day. You don’t always need the golden hours. I found this hillside full of Poppies just south of Cambria, CA and had to jump a fence and hike a bit to get there but it was well worth it. Could have stayed all afternoon.