Desert Bluebell

Winter can have glorious color – sunsets with contrasting blue and red – but otherwise, black, white, and brown predominate. When it starts getting to me, I give in and go to a greenhouse for color and flowers. This time I went to the greenhouses at Wellesley College.

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There were quite a few pots of this flower; one was labeled “Sonoran wildflower”. My guess is that it’s Phacelia campanularia, Desert bluebell. I have a followup image for this one, much closer, that I’ll post soon. Some year I’ll make it to the desert to see these in the field…

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13 thoughts on “Desert Bluebell

  1. I love your work! I am going to share your blog with my Montessori photographers. They all have a wordpress blog and are beginning a photo editing unit. Here is our class blog: artspilling.wordpress.com

  2. Hello Mr. Whelan – your work is beautiful! I found a flower of yours on the internet and would very much like to use it for a new hospice company. Is that possible? If so, how do we proceed?

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