30 October 2011

Drought

The appropriately named Devil's Weed (Datura stramonium), Magdalena, NM, Oct. 2011
Not much to say today, but I wanted to participate in I Heart Macro this week (I find everyone's entries so beautiful and inspiring, especially this dandelion) so I grabbed a shot of a native plant that seems to embody the harshness of our ongoing drought. Today the kids and the dogs and I will be heading down the hill towards water, to hike along the Rio Grande bosque (wetlands) where the cottonwoods are deep gold, the tamarisks are brilliant auburn, and the Sandhill cranes are starting to settle in for the winter. I hope you all are having a wonderful Sunday -- to East Coast friends and family I send a good thought for digging out of that nasty cold white stuff....

7 comments:

T... said...

what an interesting pod

Marianna said...

That's a beautiful shot! I love the dried, spiky texture of it!

Shel said...

This is a great photo! Looks like something out of a Sci-Fi Flick! :)

Lee said...

Even in such a drought as you are having, there is beauty to be found and you have shared it with all. What a great shot!

Tracey N. said...

I love the name of this plant! Its so cool looking. The texture is incredible. Your next walk sounds heavenly!

Annette said...

That is a cool photo! I'm sure you would like relief from the drought though!

Sharyl said...

Interesting object of nature and really great photo!