Flora, Fauna, and Signs along the way

I don’t know why?!?!

This cow was seen wandering around the Gage Gardens in Marathon, Texas

Giant Saguaro Cactus
Langtry, Texas
Sticky Asters at Storrie Lake State Park
Las Vegas, New Mexico
Some Random ugly bug that landed on my table
One of the best campsites”
Storrie Lake Campground
Las Vegas, New Mexico
Sotol also known as “The Desert Spoon
has flowers that can grow to 15 ft high
They are native to the Chihuahuan desert, don’t bloom until they are 7-10 years old, and don’t bloom every year.
Sotol growing on hillside
This plant intrigues me because it flourishes in the most inhospitable environment
The spires reach from the desert floor into the sky and can be seen from the road
My first Rattlesnake Sighting
This snake was so long, that I had trouble getting the whole thing in the photo
Plus I was scared ******** to get any closer
The next picture is of it’s rattle. I counted 7- Yikes!!
According to the articles I read, the 7 rattles on this snake don’t accurately tell it’s age- That’s a myth
****But I don’t think this is a baby snake****
Oh, now you tell me!
Speaking of signs……
I understand the figure on the left but what is the one on the right doing???
No swimming and No Walking on Water?!?
Tumeni suns herself in the front window of Flo
Trail in New Mexico desert near Carlsbad Caverns
Thank goodness for the cairn that marks the trail.
Got off trail on the way back down and ran into a cactus – Ouch!
I was picking out spines for the next half hour
Tarantula
Need I say more?
These signs are common around Texas usually in a dry creek bed
Very common site in cattle grazing areas
I’m not sure if this is to keep the cows away from the telephone boxes or a way for the phone guy to identify where the box is located. Any ideas?
This fuzzy creature visited me one morning in New Mexico

“TAKE ME TO YOUR LEADER”




I found this Monarch butterfly in the grass at a busy truck stop when I got out to walk Gemini.
Unfortunately, it was dead and the colors faded, but still beautiful nonetheless.

THANKS FOR FOLLOWING MY BLOG. HOPE YOU ENJOYED TODAY’S PICTURE FORMAT.

I’M WORKING ON SOME STORIES ABOUT BATS, A HUNTER GIVING GEMINI FRESH ELK MEAT AND MORE……

THIS IS DANIELLE SIGNING OFF AND HEADING FOR EAST TEXAS…..JUST GOING WITH THE FLO!

8 thoughts on “Flora, Fauna, and Signs along the way

  1. Great pictures. RV looks great at that site. Cow….I’m sure you’ll be surprised at all the places that have different animal status decorated. Turtles, horses, bears. It’s like an artist competition.
    I think the tires are for snakes to hide😉
    No wading in water sign…
    Yes UGLY BUG?? And awful looking rattle snake. Spiders. These are all reasons why we are not fond of Texas and don’t get me started on Aliens 😱
    Glad to see you’re enjoying your adventures.
    1 question. Cat on the dash! How’s Gemini handling that?
    Be safe and keep posting.
    Deb and Cathy

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  2. I love your pictures–even the ones of bugs and snakes! But Tumeni on the dash may be the best–so cute. I can’t get over the landscape–can you imagine going there as a pioneer in the late-nineteenth century and trying to carve out a home and a living? Thanks for sharing your words and pictures–we look forward to the next installment. Jo

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  3. That snake!!! Not sure how far away you were…hope that was a drastic ZOOM with your camera. Scary! Your photos are gorgeous, your writing superb! I anxiously await the next post.

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  4. I was pretty sure the bugs were all aliens and then there were aliens statues! Haha!
    Also, I’d like to think it’s a spare tire free library. You know, “leave one, take one,” kind of like the pennies at cash registers?
    Glad to see you’re surviving the washboard roads and winds and rattlesnakes!

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