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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

An Old Friend

Keeping an eye out at the ranch
We entered the trail system this morning at the lineman facility, following a route we hadn't taken in some time.  I was curious to see what effect the big February freeze had had on an old Barrel Cactus friend.  It's about 3 1/2 feet tall now, and I was pleased to see buds blossoming on its head.  I'm concerned about its prospects for survival, though, because it's leaning over quite prominently, and I believe it will topple soon because of its own weight.
The old observatory atop Tortugas Mountain

Truncated telephone poles at the lineman facility

Numbered days?

Blossoming buds on an old Barrel Cactus

Becca in an Ocotillo forest


Dr. K said...

I hope that barrel makes it.

Caroline said...

So do I. And Becca sure does love that window seat!

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