Greetings and welcome to my blog, I am currently redesigning the site so some of my pictures are unfortunately missing because I had to close my sellers account that I had with the Smugmug site because as a free lance photographer I just couldn't afford it.
Once again I apologize for the bareness of my blog and will be working on it continually until I get it restored.
Thank you for your patience! -Megan

Friday, August 26, 2011

Blooming desert photos

Greetings! Here are a couple wonderful pictures that I captured this week. We have had a horrible drought here in Texas for over a year now and we just got our first rain of the year several weeks ago and the landscape is starting to show it. It has been beautiful here this week with the purple blooming bushes. The bushes you see in the pictures are of Texas Sage ( Leucophyllum frutescens) AKA barometer bush, purple sage, Texas ranger and as we locals here call it Ceniza.  The blossom of the bush are edible and I have heard that many people around here in the 1800's and early 1900's would make tea out of them.
  I am about to add many products to my zazzle site with these pictures, there will also be posters available.
I also will be adding the pictures to my Imagekind site as well so if you would like a framed print they will be available soon.


  1. Och, that ceniza is gorgeous! I have never seen it that color before and so lovely! It looks way more full than last summer when I was out there! I still have my clippings actually!

  2. It is Alot fuller and brighter this year because we havent had rain all year long and then we got that 4 inches in one night. I am going to try and email you those photos again soon. :)

  3. WOW! Isn't it amazing how God made the desert to take advantage of what little water it gets. It's just hart to believe that one night of rain could make the whole place EXPLODE! Beautiful pictures, by the way. You really are a talented photographer.

  4. Thank you! It is Amazing how God designed each plant to live in its own environment. It never ceases to amaze me what just a little bit of rain can do. I can attest that our lawn in our backyard has done the same thing we have been watering it all summer to try and get it to at least look green and after that rain it is over two feet high in some places and in the areas we have already mowed it looks like we never did.