Saturday, February 27, 2010

Moonrise at Rockhound State Park

Isn't this a beautiful moonrise? It's rising over the Little Florida Mountains and the "trees" are actually some taller shrubbery around our campsite. What a pretty campground area this is! Today, we're off to explore the town of Deming, NM, and whatever shops they have to offer! Enjoy!

Friday, February 26, 2010

Camping at Rockhound State Park

It's the first camping trip of the season - and what beautiful sights we've already seen! The photo, above, is of Florida Mountain. I took it while we were walking in the foothills of the Little Florida Mountains, which directly face it. The campground is sort of in a little valley between the two. There are prickly pear cactus all around, as you can see from this photo. Very cool!
This sunset image was actually shot yesterday, and is looking directly west from our campsite. We're down in southwest New Mexico, near a town called Deming. Weather is great - low 60's during the day and into the 30's at night - great campfire weather! Enjoy!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Tropical Flowers

Aren't these flowers beautiful? I took them yesterday in between morning showers. The drops on their petals are "real", not me misting them with a water bottle or anything! For the most part, they are different colors of hibiscus, I believe.
I thought this pink one was just wonderful. I love the way the rain drops just seem to glisten on the petals!

These two look like twins, don't they? I did get another shot of one of them in a super close up, but I do like this one of the two of them.

These last flowers aren't hibiscus - they are called sky flowers and are really very delicate, little flowers. When we walked by all these flowers later in the day, when the rain drops had dried, I didn't think they looked nearly as photogenic, altho still quite beautiful. Rain is a good thing, I guess! Enjoy!