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New Mexico Great Outdoors, May 22, 2017

New Mexico Great Outdoors, May 22, 2017. As far as the Great Outdoors is concerned, yesterday (5-22-17) started with some of the wild cacti that have begun to bloom around our house. We have been keeping a particular  eye on … Continue reading

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Springtime Nature, May 28, 2016

It was a BIG nature day yesterday. The Pincushion cactus bloomed! This is a native cactus, a specimen of which is situated a few yards from the house. Then, in the evening, while down by the river, we detected, for the first time, the fragrance of … Continue reading

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Spring Wildflowers #5 – Embudo, NM

The claret cup hedgehog cactuses continue to bloom – different varieties at different times. Here’s a mound claret cup that’s out in front of our house. It’s just getting started. There will be many more flowers on this guy before … Continue reading

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Calliope Hummingbird Arrives and Pincushion Cactus Blooms

This year, it seems that the pincushion cactus waited for the moisture delivered by the summer monsoon before flowering, and, to quote Kathy, “it exploded”. Continue reading

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Rinconada Flower Walk, June 18, 2014

Just a quarter-mile past the east end of Rinconada is an obscure turnout on the south side of the road. From there, a trail (formerly a jeep track) climbs gradually uphill towards and to the divide between Rinconada and Dixon. … Continue reading

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