Deserts and Beyond

Deserts and beyond...places in and around the southern California deserts and beyond. Photo taken at Canyon Lake, in the Superstition Mountains of Arizona, December 2011. A few minutes later, after the sun disappeared, these cliffs were their normal color. They were only golden for a short time and I'm glad we were able to view them in their glory.






Thursday, January 27, 2011

Ocotillo~Nature Notes 012711




This ocotillo is growing right off the road (see yesterday's post) in Anza-Borrego park. I walked down the road and caught sight of its roots. I have never seen an ocotillo's roots look like these! I believe that because of the wind, most of the soil has blown away. Yet, this plant hangs onto life. It has found a way to survive. To me, that was really incredible! Life overcomes adversity....Nature Notes for January 27, 2011. To visit other participants, please visit: http://ramblingwoods.com/


7 comments:

Teresa said...

Wow, I've never seen anything like that! These desert plants just adapt to their environment. I am amazed at what thrives here in the desert.

MyMaracas said...

I get the feeling that as soon as your back is turned this thing will go scuttling away on those roots. Strange, fascinating plant.

Rambling Woods said...

Wow..that is amazing...I see only one tiny part of root that may still be in the ground... Makes for a very interesting photo.....thank you for participating in Nature Notes.. Michelle

Mark Alan Meader said...

I have never come across an Ocotillo in that state either.. must be a combination of the intense rains earlier and strong winds. It was really blowing up here on the mountain last night.
Haven't ventured down to Borrego for quite a while, but it will be spring season out there soon enough.

Leora said...

Pretty roots - how strange, to see it wind in middle of the desert.

KaHolly said...

What an awesome header photo! I'd love to spend some quality time in a desert habitat someday. Soon.

Rosadimaggio63 said...

Foto molto particolare, sembra che la pianta abbia delle gambe e sia pronta per scappare via !!!
Buona serata :)
Myriam