I found a little, lone orphan California Poppy growing on the side of the road and adopted it. :) These poppies bloom profusely in the spring, even in dry Arizona and they give a bright pop to the subdued colors in the desert landscape.
This still life was set up on a white background and overexposed slightly as I wanted to create a light, airy feel to the image. I tend to be more of a high key photog, anyway and that may very well be to the fact that I live in a place that is more than >sunny! Whereas some people complain about rain, I complain about the relentless sun and enjoy a good drenching during the monsoon season, which is coming up in the next month or so. I cannot wait for summer to pass so I can come out of hibernation and start really enjoying the outdoors once again.