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Name: Cal McGaugh
Escondido, California (Zone 10b)
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EscondidoCal
Jun 13, 2019 6:01 PM CST
Cholla in Blue

Cholla cactus with blue wild flowers in Blair Valley, Ca

Thumb of 2019-03-22/EscondidoCal/c996b0
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Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
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crawgarden
Jun 13, 2019 7:42 PM CST
Great banner Cal!
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Name: Mika
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cliftoncat
Jun 13, 2019 10:37 PM CST
Interesting to see those soft blue flowers alongside the vicious-looking cactus spines. A unique banner, Cal! Hurray! I tip my hat to you.
Name: Leon
Indiana (Zone 5a)
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TBGDN
Jun 14, 2019 5:14 AM CST
What a perfect way to show the variety in nature! Soft blue blossoms accenting the spines of the cactus. Good job Cal! Thumbs up
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Name: Casey
North Carolina (Zone 7b)
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greenappleagnes
Jun 14, 2019 5:30 AM CST
Those spikes do look vicious! Great contrast in textures, great banner Cal!
Name: Stan
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GaNinFl
Jun 14, 2019 5:59 AM CST
Ouch... sharp as a needle 💉 and so is the banner Cal! Thumbs up Thumbs up
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Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
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Marilyn
Jun 14, 2019 7:45 PM CST
Love the blue flowers, but not the sharp cactus spines that look scary!
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Name: Cal McGaugh
Escondido, California (Zone 10b)
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EscondidoCal
Jun 16, 2019 1:49 AM CST
Thank you everyone for all the thumbs & nice comments. Smiling

I'm sorry I couldn't reply until today, and that I couldn't find the full size
original image of the cholla. Sad

But I put together a slideshow of 73 pics from our last 2 trips to Blair Valley,
and hope you will enjoy it.

Slideshow 3" per slide, 1" transition

If that's too slow, this one is the same, just less view time.
Slideshow 2" per slide, 1" transition


All of the pics were taken within ~ 1 acre around our campsite. Just a tiny
sample of the beauty of the desert. Still lifes all around & under foot.
Very quiet, no one except us a few birds, coyotes & foxes.

Great R&R. Thumbs up
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Our Duck Pond The thread "Pool to Natural Pond Conversion" in Ponds and Water Gardening forum
Name: Mika
Oxfordshire, England and Mento
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Foliage Fan Critters Allowed Daylilies Irises Roses
Hostas Birds Multi-Region Gardener Cat Lover Dog Lover Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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cliftoncat
Jun 16, 2019 2:34 AM CST
Great slideshow, Cal! Thumbs up And so very different to the countryside around here! Hilarious!
Name: Cal McGaugh
Escondido, California (Zone 10b)
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EscondidoCal
Jun 16, 2019 2:58 AM CST
Thanks, Mika! Smiling
Yes, it's amazing plants & wildlife can survive the hot dry summers.

There's always something interesting to see there. Smiling
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Our Duck Pond The thread "Pool to Natural Pond Conversion" in Ponds and Water Gardening forum
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
Jun 16, 2019 3:31 AM CST
Great photo Banner for today.
Name: Lilli
Lundby, Denmark, EU
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IrisLilli
Jun 22, 2019 8:08 AM CST
Amazing slide show! Hurray!
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