Arizona's Grand Canyon National Park is one of the 7 Natural Wonders of the World and its
home to many native flower, shrubs, plants, and trees.
While visiting the Hopi Viewpoint off Hermits Rest Drive (far West access of the Grand Canyon), I came across many native flowers and shrubs. This one especially caught my eye. The Apache Plume. It is practical as well as pretty. The Native people were a practical people, using parts of this plant with medicinal and other various uses.
The flowers petals were no more as seen in my "A Feather In Your Cap" image, except this "Solitary Survivor!" The flower is soft, white rose-like, filled with many thready stamens and pistils. After the petals fall away, many feathery plumes are left. I am fascinated by parts of the plants that go unnoticed. I was drawn to those feathery plumes not realizing, that is was a flowering bush, if not for this one bloom. I did a black and white selective coloring, to really highlight the various parts of the Apach...