Monthly Archives: October 2012

Huge Tree at the San Pedro Riparian Area

This tree is now twelve years older than when I took this picture in October of 2000. If you look really closely at the bottom left, you will see my husband, our neighbor, and our car! That will give you … Continue reading

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Of yurts and blackberries

Camping out in a yurt has always fascinated me. Not enough to actually DO IT, mind you, but it is intriguing! This lovely unit is at the Thousand Trails Preserve in Mount Vernon Washington, where we stayed several times in … Continue reading

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Pocket Gopher

As we looked out the back window of the motorhome this morning, a little head with giant teeth kept popping up out of these holes, furiously tossing dirt out onto the solid ground. There are about five of these holes … Continue reading

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Sierra Blanca Lake

This is a beautiful lake where we stopped to take pictures on our way up to see Big Lake. There is a visitor center there that belongs to The Nature Conservancy, but we didn’t know that when we were there. … Continue reading

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Hannagan Meadow – The stump, the mushroom, and the pretty vine of leaves

This inspiring Ponderosa Pine tree stump was just a bit of distance from the site where we had our picnic lunch in Hannagan Meadow a few days ago. The aspens were bright yellow; the pines dark green. So beautiful !

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Bready Foody Stuff*

This high altitude (8050 feet) makes for really nice bread! * An homage to Dave Barry

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Fetid Goosefoot

As it turns out, this is not fireweed, but is called Fetid Goosefoot, the more “interesting” name provided by the local ranger station here in Alpine, Arizona. Despite its feathery appearance, it feels almost like wispy plastic when touched. These … Continue reading

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