Who knew AZ could be pretty

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  1. The Empress

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    I took these on my trip to Arizona in July...HOT HOT HOT lol
    C&C def welcome as always...
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    P.S. I haven't edited any of these!
     
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    Nice series. The first one is a real attention grabber, with those vibrant colours. And that golf course is beautiful too
     
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    Thanks...i loved those flowers from the first one! they were so beautiful
     
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    Do you happen to know what kind of flower they are? They look much like an orchid (both the flower and the bud), but the leaves don't look right. The flower looks like a flame, and your photo of it shows lots of detail, like the frilly edges, and the long stamens.
     
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    I have no idea...sry! They were a large bush...and they were all over our resort.
     
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    i knew AZ could be pretty ;)

    beautiful shots, especially number 1. the flower itself is amazing.
     
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    I would have never thought Arizona by looking at those...very nice.
     
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    Nice shot.

    Those of us who live here know it's pretty. Better still, it's often beautiful.
     
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    It's hotter now than it was in July :)

    But it's a dry heat ...

    This state is beautiful -- I grew up in the Northeast and moved here from Philly in '99

    I don't have to shovel heat :)
     
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    That's a Mexican Bird Of Paradise.

    Thay come in orange and yellow varieties.
     
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    What golf course is that? I'm guessing the Phoenician. :)
     
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    I think everyone who lives here knows of the hidden beauty of AZ. Just need to know where to look!

    As for that flower its a type of Bird of Paradise. So I figued I do some research to back my claim up, thought I was wrong, second guessed myself, spent 10 minutes looking for it, and then finally found this: Clicky

    Scientific: Caesalpinia pulcherrima (formerly known as Poinciana pulcherrima)
    Common: red bird-of-paradise, Barbados pride, dwarf Poinciana (there are several other common names too)
    Family: Fabaceae (bean family)
    Origin: West Indies, Mexico

    Gotta love Google ;)

    Very common to use for landscaping, at least in Tucson it is. :mrgreen:
     

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