Let your heart be a portal for the songs of the universe.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Spanish Gold

Five centuries ago the lure of gold and the legendary city of Quivira draw Spanish conquistadadores and friars  across portions of the vast Llano Estacado. The splendor and riches prove illusory. Sweeping vistas of golden prairie flora offer a measure of comfort during arduous days in the saddle and afoot. During quiet moments of reflection, the weary fortune hunters run their hands through las flores de oro and dream of El Dorado.

- © Ilija Lukić 2013 -

Handful Of Spanish Gold
(grindelia papposa, aka Wax Goldenweed)

El Turco
(picradeniopsis oppositifolia, aka Plains Bahia, Northern Bahia)

Prairie Parasols
(berlandiera lyrata, aka Chocolate Daisy)

Estevanico's Dream
(calylophus serrulatus, aka Yellow Sundrops, Plains Yellow Primrose)

Anil Del Muerto - Sunflower Of The Dead
(helianthus annuus, aka Annual Sunflower)

(Rush Skeletonweed)

Rayos Solares Limón - Lemon Sunrays
(haplopappus ciliatus or grindelia papposa, aka Wax Goldenweed)

El Dorado
(haplopappus ciliatus, aka Wax Goldenweed)

Yerba Parda
(helianthus ciliaris, aka Texas Blueweed)

Sunburned Conquistadores
(opuntia macrorhiza, aka Prickly Pear Cactus)

Ravaged By Fortune Hunters
(helianthus annuus, aka Annual Sunflower)

El Tesoro De Coronado - Coronado's Treasure
(Wax Goldenweed)

Lost Trail To Quivira
(grindelia papposa, aka Wax Goldenweed)

No comments:

Post a Comment