|Desert Bird of Paradise|
I find our desert bird of paradise to be very decorative, even when the flowers are about to lose their petals. I especially like the flowers with the skies of the Mesilla Valley in the background.
When I looked around for some nice quotes about paradise, or paradise lost, I found this one by Doug Larson: Utility is when you have one telephone, luxury is when you have two, opulence is when you have three - and paradise is when you have none...
... but my chickens liked this one better: If one cannot catch the bird of paradise, better take a wet hen. (Nikita Khrushchev).
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