Sunday, April 29, 2012

Trip photos I

During the next few days I'll be sharing some photos of our travels during the past couple of weeks. After leaving Oregon and Idaho, and the corner of Utah, the weather turned quite cold and blustery in Wyoming.
It was here that we did our only real cactus explorations. And it was cold exploration.
The Coryphantha vivipara (the Prairie Pincushion) was the first to show up, very obvious with these bright blooms. Actually, it took quite a while of walking in the cold wind before we spotted them, as the grasses provide excellent cover.
But looking down at your feet sometimes brings rewards. The one on the right is Echinocereus viridiflorus, not quite ready to bloom.
...but plentiful!
...and cold! After a brief visit to Nebraska, and some snow flurries, we were ready to head south.

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