2014-6

We are at the City of Rocks State Park, near Silver City, NM.  The cactus are starting to bloom.

Ocatillo with bright red tips

Ocatillo with bright red tips

'Nothin' pretty about this except the flower.'

‘Nothin’ pretty about this except the flower.’

 

 

The rock formations here were caused by a volcano erupting thousands of years ago that was most likely 1,000 times stronger than the Mt St Helens eruption.  It is a beautiful park wiith well maintained trails and gardens.

Such gorgeous colors

Such gorgeous colors

Labyrinth rock garden

Labyrinth rock garden

 

This park is home to hundreds of birds, snakes and insects.  The animals in this area include rabbits, havelina, deer, mice, antelope and squirrels.  We’ve seen lots of rabbits and lizards.

 

Many interesting rock formations

Many interesting rock formations

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