Once we’d decided to spend winter in this part of New Mexico mental preparations for freezing temperatures were a part of the process. Admittedly we were so focused on what winter was going to be like that the possibility of seeing so many new and different flowers had not even crossed our minds. After all, we figured it was going to be sort of dry in these parts.
Here is a sample of what we have been seeing...
Although we were surprised by all of the flowers we’ve seen we were even more surprised by this next item. Nicole was especially thrilled because she thought her days of photographing these were over for a good five or six months.
Are you ready???
What a surprise. We had not seen one in the desert before. Now we spot them more readily. The ones that we have found are very ‘desert’ like in that they are hard shelled. As they continue to dry up the shell cracks and falls off revealing the spores underneath.
We shall leave it at that for now. Loads more photos are on the way so keep checking.
Until next time....
There are always flowers for those who want to see them. - Henri Matisse