This post is the stew you make from the leftovers in the fridge, except these are botanic garden leftovers, enjoy...
Over in the tea house / Japanese garden corner I was enthralled by the fossil slabs intermixed with the pavers.
They reminded of me of a trip Andrew and I took to the Stonerose Interpretive Center & Eocene Fossil Site in Eastern Washington, back in our early dating days.
I found a few fossils, much like these only a lot smaller.
I think we're in the Plains garden now...
I did not care for this artwork at all. Nope.
Moving on, opuntia flowers make everything better.
And people! Real ones, not scary rusty ones that just beamed down from their space ship.
Aren't these little cactus adorable?
Okay, the big ones are too.
Agave parryi, I believe. They look like A. parryi var. couesii...
So many spikes!
Echinocereus triglochidiatus, white sands strain.
Notice the opuntia pads that appear to have a bite taken out of them. Maybe rabbits? Years ago when visiting a nursery outside Jerome, AZ, we saw something similar and were told it was the wild hares.
Just plan old Echinocereus triglochidiatus.
Pinus bungeana, lacebark pine.
Finally I end my DBG coverage with a photo of this entertaining little Flicker. He was poking around in the soil, unearthing little bites of goodness. I tried to get a short video of his movements but failed. Oh well.
Weather Diary, Jan 23: Hi 55, Low 45/ Precip .94"
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