Cool blue is the predominate color of the landscape whether it be grasslands, dessert or something in between. the sunflowers are a joyful contrast to the subdued blues and grays.
The sunflowers grow out of cracks and along house foundations as if they cannot be stopped.
The grays in the above fence row seem to glow in front of the yellow flowers growing alongside. The yellow plant grows in the more lush fields keeping a small rounded shape, no more than a foot high. One meadow home to Navajo sheep had little actual grass but was full of this yellow flower. I couldn't tell if the sheep were eating it. My guess is that they don't, which is why there was still so much of it in the field.
Here, in the above photo, he same yellow plant grows in front of a wicked looking cactus. This was the first cactus we had seen on our trip.
This little frosty blue plant, below was growing through a barbed wire.
The red berries of the plant below really stood out in the weeds of a parking lot
They look like many of he heaths that grow in our own highlands of West Virginia.
As I mentioned above, please feel free to identify any of these plants. I do so miss my plant books which I could easily use for studying and identifying plants while riding along, a luxury not possible with my laptop computer.