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The wonderful thing about an ocotillo fence is that they’ll often take sprout and grow! #bigbendranchstatepark #texas #ocotillo #livingfence #chihuahuandesert #waterinthedesert
The waterfall at the top of the Pine Canyon Trail. 🏕
Took @jamesderham on a surprise hike up a mountain that started with a desert trek, then suddenly turned into an autumnal woodland wonderland, and ended with a negative ion waterfall fantasy. 🤗
I spent my birthday with Flack in Pine Canyon at @bigbendnps a few years ago because a Ranger told us there was a waterfall at the top of the trail that only runs during the rainy season, and that it was a magical place. It was indeed, and it was also an experience I'll never forget. Yesterday, I got to go see it once again with another friend, Austin Alvarado. The magic of the Big Bend smiled upon us yesterday in many ways: we both had time to get away for a bit, the rain let up and the sky was the perfect mix of sunshine and cloud cover keeping temps almost perfect, Glenn Springs Road that leads to the trailhead had just been reopened after renovation and was as good as either of us had seen it, and we were both happy to have good company. As we drove, we talked about his upcoming international hike, 500 miles through the Big Bend and northern Coahuila and Chihuahua México, one he and others hope to develop into a future route for long distance thru-hiking in the Northern Chihuahuan Desert. Exciting, to say the least. The desert and the Chisos were green, lush and flush with life, hard to believe that it's ever brown, which it is a lot. As we made our way up the trail, in awe of our surroundings, elated by all the wins of the day already, Austin stopped and let out a yell. This is bear and mountain lion country, so I stopped and looked, raising my camera in hopes of one of the more elusive shots on my wish list. Instead, his was a cry of sheer joy at the first glimpse of the pour off raging down the mountain. We both admitted that our hearts had began to beat faster, and also picked up the pace to sooner see what lie ahead, surely making those beats even faster, still. The last stretch of this trail climbs 1000' of elevation in a short span, and just about the time you need to stop for a breather, the reward is right around the next giant boulder. You can hear the rush of falling water, feel the cool, misty breeze, and you push just a little more. A few more photos in portrait perspective on my highlighted story add to the visual, but again, never enough. Go see it.
Chihuahuan Desert blossoms
Aden Crater is a shield volcano that produced the Aden Lava Flow 10,000 years ago and im standing at the top of the volcanic vent (: pretty fuckin cool #ElPaso #LasCruces #Vinton #BorderLand #PortilloMountainCplex #OldJeepTrail #WithoutAJeep #NatureWalk #DesertWanderer #ChihuahuanDesert
We climbed a mountain yesterday and this is what was waiting for us. I literally can’t believe this exists in the world.
Did you know the dramatic shift in the course of the #RioGrande gave @bigbendnps its name? This #WildandScenicRiver flows almost 200 miles through the park and provides a vital water source for the plants and animals in the #Chihuahuandesert . #wildandscenicwednesday #makeyoursplash #WSR50 #findyourpark #rivers 📸: NPS / Jennette Jurado
Mushrooms in the desert. That’s crazy. #mushrooms #chihuahuandesert #bigbendnationalpark
Upcoming hands-on workshop, working with one of my favorite desert evergreens, Creosote Bush (Larrea tridentata). I’ll be bringing the desert to Highland Park on October 28th at 12PM - 3PM @ @sundayshopla 🌵 🌵more post on my other page @everyleafspeaks Commencing the day with a plant meditation (in tea form). Followed by a lecture on this ubiquitous desert survivor and then the hands-on fun will begin. I will be sharing one of my plant based sun screens that also has multiple uses. Though autumn is around the bend & the days of sun protection are almost behind us, this sun protection is a formula I’ve been working with & use daily for multiple of uses, like smoothing fine lines, hydrating dry skin. We will explore the many uses of this sun screen. 🌵 🌵 We will also explore the world of herbal vinegars (acetum) & how we can use them topically & internally working with Creosote Bush. ✨ ✨ You will be taking home a 2oz jar of this Desert Sun Shade-Aid & your own jar of an herbal vinegar. 💚 💚 Workshop is $50 pre-registration is required. Green Wisdom Herbal Studies & Gaia School students get $10off 🌵 RSVP before October 15th and the cost of the $45 + complimentary gift from the desert • • Venmo @ EVERY_LEAF_SPEAKS_ELS Squarecash @ $EVERYLEAFSPEAKS PayPal (SEND AS FRIENDS & FAMILY) https://www.paypal.me/EveryLeafSpeaks • • Check out #larreatridentatadesertmedicine for more information on this medicinal plant native to the #mojavedesert #chihuahuandesert & #sonorandesert • • Desert Medicine Plant ID Hike TBA for October along with another hands-on workshop in Joshua Tree. TBA • • #every_leaf_speaks #sundayshopla #larreatridentata #creosotebush #joshuatree #highlandpark #desertmedicineworkshop #herbalism #wildcrafted #plantbasedbeauty #orgaincsunscreen #antiaging #desertherbalism #thepracticalherbalist
Views from the Guadalupe Peak trail ❤️ . . Edit due to DMs: I sadly didn’t skip work today, I’m just playing catch-up. This is a #latergram from 9/8.
I want to be on the other side. It was a dry wash this morning. #flashflood #bigbendranchdtatepark #waitingwiththerangers #waterinthedesert #chihuahuandesert
Already, more than 70% of your public lands in the Carlsbad, New Mexico region are leased for oil and gas drilling, with more industry lease sales planned for this winter. Despite this development, numerous natural areas still exist, particularly near the Guadalupe National Forest and Carlsbad Caverns National Park. As a one of the best places in the U.S. to view a diverse array of hawks and eagles, along with sensitive salt playas that support rare native plants, our voices can make a difference for wildlife and wildlands in the Bureau of Land Management - New Mexico's final land management plan for the region. Learn more on our blog (link in profile). #BLMWild 📸: Gosia Allison-Kosior #publiclands #yourpubliclands #newmexico #carlsbad #chihuahuandesert #desert #wilderness #wildlands #conservation #landscape #wildlife #habitat #cactus #nationalpark #nature @mypubliclands
Someone told us you will either find what you are looking for in the desert, or it will eat you alive. Thankfully we were not eaten. . . . #bigbendnationalpark #chihuahuandesert #texasisalrightiguess #riogrande #spf30 #drinkwater #roadtrip #nikond500 #nikon #wideanglelens #offthebeatenpath #cacti
We made it to the Mexico border yesterday and finished the great divide mountain bike route. We biked a total of 3,335 miles from Jasper, Alberta to Antelope Wells, New Mexico almost entirely on dirt roads. It was an incredible journey through rugged, beautiful terrain. Everyday brought a new challenge and discovery, even the places I thought I knew. I’m gonna miss spending everyday with my dad, experiencing these wild places together. I’m so thankful we could share this adventure and can’t wait for the next one. #GDMBT #originaladventurebuddy #mexicoborder #chihuahuandesert #thelandofenchantment
The kids enjoying some time with their Heterodon kennerlyi, Mexican hognose snakes, including this stellar little male recently acquired by our good friend Craig Trumbower. Very happy with this amazing 2810 locality pair. #reptile #reptiles #reptilesofinstagram #snake #snakes #hognose #hognosesnake #heterodon #heterodonkennerlyi #herp #herps #herplife #westtexas #desert #desertdweller #mexico #chihuahuandesert #texaswildlife #nature #teaching #learning #happiness #conservation #hognosesofinstagram #mexicanhognose
The DangerBird takes flight on October 27th at 9:00 a.m. from Plaza de Las Cruces. This year we’re encouraging anyone who wants to ride ANY length on the Monumental Loop to join us for the group start. Of course we hope a few of you will finish all 330 miles. #bikepacking #dangerbird #monumentalloop
Cosas que no esperas ver en el desierto: Sapos 🐸 #greentoad #toad #sapo #desiertochihuahuense #desierto #chihuahuandesert #desert
Otro lindo domingo al lado de mi hermosa @celesthe15 #photoshoot #dunes #couple #chihuahuandesert
Upcoming hands-on workshop, working with one of my favorite desert evergreens, Creosote Bush (Larrea tridentata). I’ll be bringing the desert to Highland Park on October 28th at 12PM - 3PM @ @sundayshopla 🌵 🌵 Commencing the day with a plant meditation (in tea form). Followed by a lecture on this ubiquitous desert survivor and then the hands-on fun will begin. I will be sharing one of my plant based sun screens that also has multiple uses. Though autumn is around the bend & the days of sun protection are almost behind us, this sun protection is a formula I’ve been working with & use daily for multiple of uses, like smoothing fine lines, hydrating dry skin. We will explore the many uses of this sun screen. 🌵 🌵 We will also explore the world of herbal vinegars (acetum) & how we can use them topically & internally working with Creosote Bush. ✨ ✨ You will be taking home a 2oz jar of this Desert Sun Shade-Aid & your own jar of an herbal vinegar. 💚 💚 Workshop is $50 pre-registration is required. Green Wisdom Herbal Studies & Gaia School students get $10off 🌵 RSVP before October 15th and the cost of the $45 + complimentary gift from the desert • • Venmo @ EVERY_LEAF_SPEAKS_ELS Squarecash @ $EVERYLEAFSPEAKS PayPal (SEND AS FRIENDS & FAMILY) https://www.paypal.me/EveryLeafSpeaks • • Check out #larreatridentatadesertmedicine for more information on this medicinal plant native to the #mojavedesert #chihuahuandesert & #sonorandesert • • Desert Medicine Plant ID Hike TBA for October along with another hands-on workshop in Joshua Tree. TBA • • #every_leaf_speaks #sundayshopla #larreatridentata #creosotebush #joshuatree #highlandpark #desertmedicineworkshop #herbalism #wildcrafted #plantbasedbeauty #orgaincsunscreen #antiaging #desertherbalism #thepracticalherbalist
Between us, I love the desert more than the beach <3 Acá entre nos me gusta más el desierto que la playa 🌵 #desert #endofseason #nature #photography #birds #migrating #amazing #capture #moments #chihuahuandesert
One of the themes of our trip was borders--borders between different biomes, and political borders. My daughter was viewing the US-Mexico border (the Rio Grande), and experiencing a border between the Chihuahan Desert and the River ecosystem. You see the river in the top left, and the beaver pond on the right. . It was 115 F, so we hiked very briefly. I saw a beaver swimming just before this, so she was looking for it. We found 2 beavers walking next to the water a couple minutes later. I read online that most people won't see beavers, just their pond. A few people we talked to who work there had never seen beavers. I had never seen a beaver in my life. Definitely the best activity I've ever done in 115 degrees!
How old are you? Wait, don't answer that! But, do know that this plant can live as long as a human! Ocotillo (Fouquieria splendens) can live at least 60 years, and some studies indicate they can live well over 100 years. This tough plant is native to the Sonoran and the Chihuahuan deserts, and can reach heights up to 20 feet. Next time you're hiking in the park, remember you may be walking among elders! #bigbend #chihuahuandesert #ocotillo
talk about low-maintenance. this plantita seca is called the Rose of Jericho 🌹 - a.k.a. the Resurrection 🌅 plant, a.k.a. the Dinosaur 🦕 Fern. this can live, osea, like, Gabriel Garcia Marquez 100 Yrs in Solitude long. you can keep it in a dark cabinet for that long & it be fine. care for it like an air plant, but don’t keep it soaking in water for too long, give it “dry breaks”, & keep it away from frost. ❄️when you put it in water it unfurls. ese bbsito is actually a “false” RoJ from the Chihuahuan desert in West Texas & Mexico. The “true” RoJ is another species from Asia. I bought this for $5 at @ritualartsallston . #roseofjericho #dinosaurfern #ressurectionplant #tumbleweed #desertplants #chihuahuandesert #chihuahuandesertplants #indoorplants #indoorplantsofinstagram #plantsofinstagram #plants #houseplants #houseplantsofinstagram #crazyplantlady #livingwithplants #plantsmakepeoplehappy #rareplants #pausewithplants #lowmaintenanceplants #lowbudget #wetmyplantis #plantporn #plantpornpocha
Riparian gem in the middle of the desert. Behold the power of just a little bit of water....
Dos quiotes de dos sotoles a dos cuadras de mi casa. Dos. #chihuahuandesert #sotol #sky #nofilter #quiote
A windmill on Highway 118 near Powell Plant Farms Road about 10 minutes north of Alpine Texas. Took this shot on the way back from the McDonald Observatory in Fort Davis, Texas . I had a lot of great luck shooting the Milky Way this year. Each night were perfect conditions for shooting . I would've regretted passing this one up. The Milky Way was incredibly visible by 1:00 am. As many times as I've been late night photo shooting, it still creeps me out when I know that I'm the only person around with not a peep from another person. I think everyone that's been out in the middle of nowhere shooting late at night felt this way at one time #fortdavistexas #longexposure #28mm #Nikond700 #nikon #darkskysite #goodtexasliving #in2texas #texas_pho #milkywaychasers #milkywaygalaxy #westtexas #chihuahuandesert #windmill #texasfarm #internationaldarkskyassociation #nightphotography #darkskies #texasskies #farm #alpinetexas
It’s MONDAY! I told Rush I need to go and pick some prickly pear before the chickens and turkeys eat them all! 🌵 Prickly Pear Syrup 🌵 Prickly Pear Jelly 🌵 Prickly Pear Kombucha 🌵 Prickly Pear Water Kefir Hmmmm I wonder what else you can make with Prickly Pear.... ...............Health Benefits................ •high-fiber •rich in antioxidants •carotenoids and linoleic acid (an essential fatty acid) •calcium, potassium, magnesium and phosphorus ~The International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition. What is your favorite way to eat a Prickly Pear Tuna? #eatthetuna #desertfood #chickens
Forgot how much I love the desert. Until next time New Mexico. #newmexico #chihuahuandesert #creosote
Beautiful day for a hike at Soledad Canyon! A morning hike = a tired pup. 🐾🍃🌞💦 Thanks @friendsomdp !
Always trying to visit the national parks. Most recently, the White Sands National Monument. When life gets so crazy, it's nice to know there are places like this to get away from it all. . . . . #whitesandsnationalmonument #whitesand #alamogordo #newmexico #landofenchantment #whitesandsmissilerange #nationalmonument #travel #explore #deserts #desert #whitegypsum #gypsum #sand #sanddunes #dunes #chihuahuandesert
She is hunting for critters in the Chihuahua Desert 🌵 whilst I’m hiking for that perfect shot. #chihuahuandesert #karriekingphotography #travelphotographer #westtexas
Well the Chihuahuan Desert is a little different during monsoon season. #desertrain #chihuahuandesert
The air is silent out on the Jornada Del Muerto while these beautiful storms form over the San Andreas mountains. The monsoon is winding down, but this was a good last show. #newmexico #chihuahuandesert
The second sunset we saw at Big Bend (August 8). We ended up watching the sunset from the same spot, but got two very different experiences, since it was clear the evening before, and cloudy the second evening. . This week the theme of my photos has been exploring the 4 North American deserts. Yesterday I noted that each desert has a different set of plants. On the other hand, there's the Prickly Pear cactus. It grows in all four of the great North American deserts. Identifying cacti became a fun game for our daughter throughout the trip.
Desert vibes.
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