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Pelican Delight


That Loving Feeling

Adventure Location: Oliver Lee Memorial State Park, NM
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Adventure Report Date: October 19, 2019

As the OFM was meandering around the area he began to feeling great love surrounding him. Naturally it did not feel like something he often feels. A bit of searching and he found the source. It was a prickly pear cactus with a heart shaped pad. This was a first for him. 

But you can be sure he was not interested in a big hug.

This next plant is a succulent from the desert but we could not find one with a name tag. Of course the OFM has no memory since the fairy and right ear incident last year, so if you recognize the plant please comment. We do know that the native Americans used the hair and tip of the leaves for needle and thread type of things. Here is the plant with all the curly strands coming off the leaves.

Then when we got within getting stuck distance you could see lots more supplies of “thread” down in the center of the plant.

Last night we had a very nice moon rise. The OFM did his best with a hand held resting against the Castle photograph.

 The real scene was fantastic that night. The picture does a nice job but you really need to come to the desert to see it for yourself. Yep you can tell we are really liking the country side.

We have been too busy taking pictures and meandering to even think of getting started on another painting.  There certainly are a lot of ways for trying to have fun out here.


  1. It was nice to meet you today! Love your pics & blog! You can check out our travels on Instagram at www.instagram.com/therollinboles
    -Amanda, David & Bailey Boles

  2. The moon over the desert always seems brighter.

  3. There is just 'something' about the high desert in the west, isn't there?

  4. Love your desert pictures thanks or sharing them. We are already missing all the fantastic scenery down there after 13 years of it, Keep the pictures coming and with a lot of luck we may be able head that way again.

  5. I'm glad you're enjoying your trip and the weather seems to be cooperating too,,,,, be safe out there.

  6. Thanks. It has been great weather for sure.