Thursday, April 28, 2011

Texas Blooms

I saw all kinds of blooms as we drove from El Paso to Del Rio last week. I managed to take a couple of photos.

These ocotillo plants were just dry twigs with flowers. These cacti actually grow leaves, but I guess there was only enough water to make flowers.
The prickly pears were also blooming.

We saw some burned out land and smoke on the horizon near Ft. Davis. The wildfires are currently burning over about 664k acres of Texas. That is nearly the size of Rhode Island (777k acres.) They were started by people--welding, tossing cigarettes. It is too sad for me to even think about.

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