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Friday Field Foto #86: Ocotillo in New Mexico

June 12, 2009

It’s been pretty hectic the last couple weeks, I just haven’t had much time for blogging … this week’s Friday Field Foto barely shows any geology. It’s just a photograph I like.

Ocotillo plant near Carlsbad, New Mexico (© 2009 clastic detritus)

Ocotillo plant near Carlsbad, New Mexico (© 2009 clastic detritus)

Happy Friday!

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7 Comments leave one →
  1. June 12, 2009 9:28 am

    everyday can’t be geo-pic day.

  2. lockwooddewitt permalink
    June 12, 2009 12:24 pm

    Are you going to have time to warp out? Hope so! Nice pic… I’ve heard of these but I don’t think I’ve ever actually seen one first-hand.

  3. June 12, 2009 12:29 pm

    lockwood … unfortunately, no … I’ve got a big deadline for re-submitting some paper revisions coming up

  4. June 13, 2009 7:51 pm

    Ocotillo is one of my desert favs! Its wonderful how they go from brown spiny stalks to green with red tips in such a short time after a rain.

    I’ve come across one or two folks who’ve been successful at planting ocotillo cuttings in a fence line and actually making an ocotillo fence (like a living coyote fence). Cool beans. Thanks.

  5. Pete Fred permalink
    June 17, 2009 9:08 am

    Ocotillo? Awesome! Geology has many many faces so yes, we can have a geo-pic every day. But we still will never see it all!

  6. Pete Fred permalink
    June 17, 2009 9:19 am

    By the way! There is geosphere and biosphere in this photo so there absolutely is an abundance of geology.

  7. June 20, 2009 11:27 am

    I just saw ocotillo for the first time while in Joshua Tree NP in April – it’s an amazing plant to be sure!

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