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Never Give Up
Might be hard to see but this is an old, scarred cactus putting out new pads (leaves). I love the resilience of desert plants. Sierra county, New Mexico, USA.
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Snow and Cactus
Snow in the desert is unexpected and makes for surprising sights. Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, USA.
Posted in Photography Tagged cactus, cactus apples, desert, opuntia, prickly pear, snow, tunas 6 Comments
Color and Texture
Sandstone red, juniper and ephedra greens, and the bluest of skies. Near Page, Arizona, USA.
Just the left over skin of the prickly pear fruit.
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Seed Pod 2
I love this time of year with so many different seed pods. I should know what this plant is, but I don’t. Ferocious spikes.
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Creosote isn’t known for its flowers. They are small, like the leaves. Creosote is better known for petrichor – the smell of the desert after a rain.
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Desert Still Life
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From a recent road trip. Echo Amphitheatre, New Mexico, USA.
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This little one lit up like a beacon when the sun’s rays hit it. And its message is not to get too close to it. Near Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, USA.
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Black Blasting Powder
We found another deposit of old rusty cans in the desert – 25 pounds and dangerous. Or they were at one time. Now they are beautifully rusted.
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Don’t ask. I have no idea how this sotol stem got twisted. It’s in the hills and not near another plant. Just quirky. Near Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, USA.
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August Break Photo Challenge – Day 1
I’m joining Susannah Conway’s August Break photo challenge. The only rule is to take a photo every day. My goal for the month is to make daily still life arrangements – mostly of two kinds: stuff I find in the desert and family … Continue reading
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Having escaped the confines of suburban living rooms, these feral sofas survive in the desert while experts predicted they could not live without carpet. Here’s a northern relative on Flickr.
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Trinity Site – Keep Out
This fence keeps visitors at the Trinity Site (where the atom bomb was exploded in 1945 in New Mexico) from wandering out onto White Sands Missile Range. I like the photo – it’s what I wanted it to be. I … Continue reading
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It’s about 20º this morning and the roadrunner wants to warm up a bit. It fluffs out its feathers and spreads its wings a little to expose the dark feathers underneath. Turning its back to the sun, it warms itself. … Continue reading
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Moki Balls & Mother Rock
What treasures we find in the desert – fossils, little bones, seed pods, and now Moki balls. These round, slightly heavy balls are scattered over large areas amidst the creosote and juniper. They can be pea-sized to ping-pong ball sized, … Continue reading
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