“The desert seems to be a brown wasteland of dry, prickly scrub whose only purpose is to serve as a setting for the majestic saguaros. Then, little by little, the plants of the desert begin to identify themselves: the porcupiny yucca, the beaver tail and prickly pear and barrel cacti, buckhorn and staghorn and devil’s fingers, the tall, sky-reaching tendrils of the ocotillo.”
― Jerry Spinelli, Stargirl
The Yucca have come into bloom in the high desert. They defy the usual image of a dry, brown summer that one often thinks of in the desert. The blooms are beautiful, white and lily-like.
Here is my interpretation of the yucca.
machine appliqued, hand quilted