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Friday, May 25, 2012

Down in the Desert Otra Vez

Becca and I were back to plying the trails along the western foothills of Tortugas Mountain this morning, in the lower reaches of the Chihuahuan Desert.  We were astonished (or at least I was) by the large number of Strawberry Pitaya Cacti blossoming along the flanks of the mountain--huge masses of strawberry-colored flowers on large mounds of spiky cactus joints.  What a glorious sight.  The images here don't really do them justice.

1 comment:

Dr. K said...

Those strawberry pitaya are beautiful--I can't wait to see them myself.

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