Stenocereus pruinosis / Grey ghost organ pipe cactus
The first new branch to emerge this year is coming in at a less-than-ideal locale.
A recent cactus fiend
I spent the morning taking sample shots of quite a few new terrariums - all of these are a pretty nice size, too. Check them all out here: BOTANICALITY.
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added some details this #morning. #art #watercolor #pencil #rabbit #painting #pinoy #kualalumpur #malaysia #wafungdrawing
Remember my post from the Denver Zoo?
My buddy jexaltacion used it as inspiration for a watercolor! Awesome.
Red Rocks Park and Ampitheatre
Denver Botanic Gardens
Clear Creek, Golden
Arapaho National Forest
It’s difficult to find a selection of photos that portrays my trip to Colorado adequately. I have edited all my shots, and will begin queuing them up tomorrow evening, but here is a taste for now. It’s a heavenly place.
It’s hard to believe that I have posted about my week in Colorado for a month now - wow. The last post didn’t really satisfy me in terms of the trip, so I am reblogging this post as the epilogue.
I fell in love with Colorado - and all within an hour of downtown Denver - knowing there is much more to explore. The climate is fascinating, and allows for many things that I hold so dear: cactus and succulent plants, outdoors activities year-round, local brews, and cultural institutions. Not feeling dissatisfied with DFW in the slightest, I could load up everything (well, lesson the material load) and head further west tomorrow.
As for the blog, I have always randomly posted off-topic on occasion, but who knows, maybe I’ll post other natural locales with more frequency. Naturally, I won’t stray too far from my core. Afterall, I tend to plan trips and sightseeing based on the proximity to desert or desert flora and fauna. Next trip west? Arizona in September.
After missing the bloom in early June, I was quite disappointed, but it appears the Trichocereus lobivia hybrid, commonly called a flying saucer cactus for its massive blooms, has decided to give me another one.
Idaho Springs, Colorado
Even though we spent the next day in Boulder (which is awesome), my final shots from Colorado are my visit to Idaho Springs following my morning on Mount Evans. They pretty much sum up the natural beauty of Colorado. Anyone else ready to move there? Alright then, back to cacti and succulents …
Arapaho National Forest, Chicago Forks
My last stop before leaving the Arapaho National Forest and Mount Evans was to see the Chicago Forks - crystal, clear Rocky Mountain snow melt at its finest