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Cactus Views

(New Mexico) Cacti are ubiquitous in the southwest. So, I’m sharing a few photos that feature them. New Mexico includes a portion of the Chihuahuan Desert which is home to numerous cactus views. Cactus Views There are many types with different colors, shapes, and sizes. I know some names, but not all the variations. For […]

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Below the Dam

(Truth or Consequences NM)Below the Elephant Butte Dam is a small recreation area along the Río Grande that has hiking, picnicking, camping, tubing, and fishing. At one time, a fishery was there, but it is now abandoned. Below the Dam from Above A path by the water is mostly packed dirt and gravel with a […]

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Yard Decorations

(Las Cruces NM)While house sitting for a friend, I walked around the neighborhood where almost every yard had interesting decorations. They mostly had a nice balance of vegetation and ornaments. Yard Decorations In the southwest, stone and sand replace grass for the lawn. The scarcity of water makes this a good option. The plants used […]

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