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Ocotillo Survival

The ocotillo is my favorite desert plant.  It is dormant and looks dead most of the time.  Until the rains come and then it leafs out profusely.  And in the Spring it sets flowers from dry, gray branches. This one … Continue reading

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Vulture

Caballo Lake State Park, New Mexico, USA.

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Ocotillo Ants

When I saw this anthill surrounded by fallen ocotillo flowers, I thought the plant must have just died there.  But then I saw another anthill surrounded by the red blooms.  Seems the ants collect the flowers. Truth or Consequences, New … Continue reading

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Oriole on Ocotillo

Bullock’s Oriole, I think. Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, USA.

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Oriole on Ocotillo

Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, USA.

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Ocotillo Dark Sky

  My favorite light:  dark storm clouds overhead and to the east and low setting sun light sneaking under them.

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Cactus fence

This is a rather feeble barbed wire fence.  You can see one of the posts (or spreaders) is broken off near the ground, but the wire is still taut, so something holds it up. But for me, the real fence … Continue reading

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