Posts Tagged ‘cactus’

Everything made by human hands looks terrible under magnification–crude, rough, and asymmetrical. But in nature every bit of life is lovely. And the more magnification we use, the more details are brought out, perfectly formed, like endless sets of boxes within boxes
― Roman Vishniac

I don’t believe that first sentence. Human hands makes some incredible things. But I firmly believe the rest of the quote and these are the details I love to see, record, and share. Patti challenges us to share details this week, so without further ado, here are mine.

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for Six Word Saturday

Arizona yards don’t look anything like those in the Midwest.  In fact, don’t call it a lawn, because according to Merriam-Webster a lawn is:

ground (as around a house or in a garden or park) that is covered with grass and is kept mowed.

No grass and no mowing in most parts of Arizona, water being at a premium.  So a walk around my parents’ yard would be on gravel and you’d see rocks, cacti, and also some trees and flowers.

These look sort of soft and fuzzy, but appearances are definitely deceiving!

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No work today, so I can participate in the Weekly Photo Challenge again.  This week’s theme is “Prolific.”   In the desert, there are many plants that have a prolific number of spines, such as this cactus.  It’s beautiful, but don’t overbalance while admiring it!

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