Chamaelobivia Blooms are a Stunning Color

This little cactus bloomed yesterday and reopened today, so I thought it deserved some recognition. Chamaelobivia is a hybrid of chamaecereus (peanut cactus) and lobivia, which happen to both now be classified in the echinopsis family. Chamaelobivia rose quartz...

Hot Enough for Ya?

Today is one of those days when Jay Leno would have said, “It was so hot today,” and someone in the band would, on cue, ask, “How hot was it?” followed by “It was so hot you could…and I will let you fill in the punch line. I tried and all I could come up with was...

I Wish I Had More Blue Barrel Cactus

I was given permission to collect cactus at a ranch in the Marfa, Texas, area a few years ago and was delighted to find these chubby little blue barrels that I thought were just a fatter version of the horse cripplers I had gathered in Muleshoe and in the Texas Hill...

Memorial Day 2017

We drove out to the Bailey County Cemetery this morning (May 29) for the annual observance of Memorial Day hosted by the Bailey County Cemetery Association. David Wyer, who always helps organize the program, introduced Jerry Bruton, president of the association, who...