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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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Springtime Nature, May 2016

Earlier, the month of May was rainy and cold. But the developing peaches and other fruit survived some frosts and a torrential hail storm that tore leaves off the trees. Now, things have warmed-up, and everything is as beautiful as one can imagine. The … Continue reading

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Spring Wildflowers (and more) #7, Rio Grande, NM

June 7, 2015. The late season snows of not many weeks ago continue to provide us with a bountiful spring season, soon to be summer. You’ll see next that I’m a sucker for the pricklypear flower.

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Across the River, July 27, 2014

Our neighbor allows us to walk across his property, to access the bridge that crosses to another neighbor’s property on the other side of the river, and that neighbor allows us to use his bridge. This gives us access to … 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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The Black Phoebe

This is a reprise of my post of 6/12/14, which included a poem entitled “Yellow Sally”. This poem makes mentions of a black phoebe, and I went back and photographed that bird the next evening. Here’s the poem, followed by … Continue reading

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Along the Rio Grande When the Russian Olive Flowers

Say what you will about the Russian olive (it’s not a native) but there is no other tree seen along the river that smells so sweet One is overwhelmed by its fragrance for the length of the Bosque float at … Continue reading

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