Monday, April 27, 2009

O is for Ocotillo.

The Ocotillo is one of the deserts strangest flowers, with tall skinny limbs that are six to twelve feet high and covered with very sharp needles.  The flowers are on the end of the limbs and usually bloom after a rain storm or when watered by hand.  Post # 15 on ABC Wednesday.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

N is for Night Blooming

While visiting friends in Florence, MT, I was taken up to the attic to see this night blooming flower.  I have never seen anything like this before, it was amazing, blooming in total darkness.
I have included two pictures in the hope someone can identify this flower for me, I have no clue.  Post # 14 on ABC Wednesday

M is for Middle of Nowhere.

Eighteen miles south west of Hatch, New Mexico, famous for chili, is where Nutt,New Mexico is located, home of the Middle of Nowhere bar & Cafe.  As the name implies, there is not much to see, but interesting as you drive by.  post #13 on ABC Wednesday

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

L is for Lake Mendocino

Lake Mendocino is another great place to camp.  Located in northern California about 8 miles north of Ukiah, California.  The camp is run by the Army Corps of Engineers and is very well maintained.  A wonderful place for hiking, fishing, boating or just relaxing.  The birds and animals are every where and have little fear of people.  Post # 12 to ABC Wednesday