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CACTUSES AT THE MOORTEN PART 2

This one is fluffy.

This one grows hanging down!

This one looked like little mini palm trees.

I thought this was pretty.

A super close up of this cactus.

 
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Posted by on July 11, 2011 in nature, outings

 

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CACTUSES AT THE MOORTEN PART 1

Here are some of the neat cactuses at the Moorten Botanical Gardens in Palm Springs.

I thought these looked kind of like tiny mouths.

Lumpy.

This reddish cactus was pretty.

Another angle on the red cactus.

A tall, red topped cactus in the cactarium.

Here's the top of the cactus.

They had a nice lava-bed display.

More of the lava-bed display.

 

 

 
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Posted by on July 10, 2011 in nature, outings

 

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MORE OF MOORTEN BOTANICAL GARDENS

This is the family home. I'm not sure if the family still lives there. I know on the second floor there's a room for brides at weddings.

 

More of the house and lawn.

I just really liked this wagon wheel and the colors on the bolt.

A dinosaur footprint!

Fossilized seashells in rock.

I think these might be quartz.

 
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Posted by on July 9, 2011 in nature, outings

 

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ATTACK OF THE BUG

Last night I spotted this insect in the stairwell of my apartment building. It was about 3 or 4 inches long, and pale yellow. I think it’s a praying mantis but I’m not sure. I’ve never seen any bug like this out in nature before.

 
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Posted by on July 8, 2011 in bugs, nature

 

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BUNNY AT THE BOTANICAL GARDENS

We spotted this adorable desert cottontail rabbit at the Moorten Botanical Gardens. SO CUTE!!

This was my first glimpse of the bunny as he ran away from us.

Here is the bunny having a drink of water. His ears look scratched inside (aside from the red veins). I hope he doesn't have fleas.

He's so cute, sitting on the log to drink! It's like he's at a bar.

Here he is munching away on some plants.

He's so cute!!

We left him chillin' in the shade.

 
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Posted by on July 8, 2011 in animals, nature

 

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