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DesertDreamer
04-15-2004, 12:44 PM
Yesterday was so gorgeous here, blue skies, warm but not hot, so I took a walk. There's a Riparian Preserve (http://www.riparianinstitute.org/) about 2 miles from my place and so much is in bloom right now. I took my digicam and shot two cards-full of pix. One of my favorite plants is the Ocotillo. They grow to about 8 feet tall, with thorns along their stems, small green leaves, and flame orange flowers at the tips. I was so inspired that I tried my hand at a bead.


http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/15-Apr-2004/11920-Ocotillo.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/15-Apr-2004/11920-OcotilloBead.jpg

Kimberly Affleck
04-15-2004, 12:49 PM
Ackkkkkkkkkkk!!!!!!!!!!! I am so jealous!!!! Both of the weather and of the bead! Beautiful! :clap: Cold and grey here today. I will have to make some bright beads when I get home from work!
Kimberly

DebbieSue
04-15-2004, 12:55 PM
Excellent job! I like it. It came out very well! :)

Debbie

DesertDreamer
04-15-2004, 01:11 PM
Thanks!!!!! I had to sneak in a few more pictures. I'm used to seeing prickly pears that are yellow or fuschia, but this one is eye-popping.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/15-Apr-2004/11920-OrangePricklyPear.jpg

And here's a bee taking a pollen bath:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/15-Apr-2004/11920-PollenBath.jpg

One more....a cottontail rabbit grabbing lunch:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/15-Apr-2004/11920-BunnyLunch.jpg

Teri.p
04-15-2004, 01:42 PM
**sigh*******************

Oh how I miss the AZ desert!!

Karen - your ocotillo bead is fabulous! You did a wonderful job of interpretation. And thanks for sharing some of those gorgeous photos...

Teri

dread
04-15-2004, 07:23 PM
I love the pictures - but your bead is just as beautiful !!!!
sigh.......dry warm weather - whats it like

nicker
04-15-2004, 07:33 PM
NICE bead girlie! I am VERY jealous of those pics, I am a cactus nut, my bathroom is full of them I'd love to have them in my outside gardens...*big sigh*

craftylady
04-15-2004, 11:06 PM
Hard to believe that is your first landscape bead. Keep on make more. I think you have done a great job.

aimee
04-15-2004, 11:08 PM
Those are so beautiful.

I can't wait to get back to Scottsdale. We will be there the middle of May for Cirque Du Soliel. We're driving this time and are planning to go to the Grand Canyon then through Utah and the Rockies on the way home. Hopefully I'll get to take lots of great pics too!!!

NYCindy
04-16-2004, 06:47 AM
Hi Karen!

OOOOHHHH! I love the ocotillo too! It's soo bare and ugly most of the year and then in the spring it comes to life! I always think the leaves look like green corduroy! Please get a close up of the racemes of orange flowers at the top - they are amazing! They really give a wisteria a run for it's money!

Your bead perfectly captures the qualities of the ocotillo - LOVELY!!


Yesterday was so gorgeous here, blue skies, warm but not hot, so I took a walk. There's a Riparian Preserve (http://www.riparianinstitute.org/) about 2 miles from my place and so much is in bloom right now. I took my digicam and shot two cards-full of pix. One of my favorite plants is the Ocotillo. They grow to about 8 feet tall, with thorns along their stems, small green leaves, and flame orange flowers at the tips. I was so inspired that I tried my hand at a bead.


http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/15-Apr-2004/11920-Ocotillo.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/15-Apr-2004/11920-OcotilloBead.jpg

Natalia
04-16-2004, 08:07 AM
Beutiful pics, and a gorgeous bead - lovely interpretation. Have been plucking up the courage to try a landscape bead myself...might just have a play tomorrow!

Thanks for sharing,

Natalia