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Monday, March 16, 2015

Chiricahua Closeups

Up at Massai Point, manzanita is flowering.

A depression in a rock held rainwater.

And someone was being remembered.


  1. One of the benefits of Facebook--it reminds me of this blog. Love the last picture especially. Enjoy the rest of your time in the south west. I am heading south tomorrow to visit my folks in Florida.

  2. Lovely images. I especially liked the second manzanita. Are most the plants "out there" succulents?

  3. Karen, there are several strategies plants employ in the high desert. Some, like cacti and agave, are succulents. Another group, like manzanita, has a glossy leave that doesn't allow moisture to evaporate from the plant rapidly. A third group, which includes many trees, has either very narrow leaves (again, reducing evaporation loss) or pinnately compound leaves with narrow leaflets.

    Kathy, I'm glad I put the links on Facebook, if it reminds you to check in. Have a wonderful time with your folks in Florida! And hey, check out Karen's photo blog, for images of Michigan winter not quite as far north as you are but still pretty frozen!

  4. I'm so enjoying your trip, albeit vicariously. I've traveled that part of the country myself and this is a chance to relive it. The most recent posts about horses are so interesting, considering my own love for them. I never wanted to be a cowgirl........leaning toward dressage. My dream might have been riding in one of the performances of the Royal Lippizaners. Nevertheless, it's all equine, all love for those wonderful creatures. Glad you're having so much fun.