Sunset at Prien Lake Park

Sunset at Prien Lake Park

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Desert Blooms

We Dilmores are currently on a two week trek to west Texas/southeast New Mexico, trying to hit as many national parks and sights as we can. We’re experiencing and encountering so many exciting places on this family vacation, I don’t dare write here about everything, lest I lose you, my readers. It may take me some time to sort out the highlights, but in the meantime, here’s a post to tide you over.

After we explored the Big Bend area of west Texas, we meandered to Guadalupe Mountains National Park. The night before we arrived, horrific thunderstorms – to hear one seasoned camper tell it – moved through the park. There’s been very little rain here and the area is currently in extreme drought mode. A ranger told us this was the first rain in six months. It was just enough to cause the cacti to burst into bloom. Perfect timing! The bees seem to be happy, too. Here’s just a small sample of the flora we’ve seen at Guadalupe.

More to come soon.


Jan Rider Newman said...

Wow! Thanks for sharing. These are delightful.

Common Household Mom said...

A cactus certainly is a threatening looking plant. But such beautiful flowers! Thanks for posting to tide me over, and enjoy your trip.