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VIRTUAL PHOTO TOUR III

Winter in New Mexico; Native Trees and Shrubs
The World that was Around Us



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WINTER IN NEW MEXICO

“Nature holds the key to our aesthetic, intellectual, cognitive, and even spiritual satisfaction.”
Dr. Edward O. Wilson

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On winter days visitors asking to see the garden areas had to be satisfied with a walk down a snow-shoveled trail, using more imagination than sight, as we talked about garden design and the plants that were resting under the blankets of snow as they waited for spring.

The snowdrifts in the fields, snow covered rocks, and icy trees re-defined our world, revealed the unseen outlines of the world that was around us.

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   Birds in Feeder                                     Ridge Cave        


   Field Drifts                                      Field and Barn        


   Zuni Mountains                                      Snow on Ridge        


Tree in Rock                                         Pinon Ice        


   Snow on Pinon Branches                                 Garden Trellis        


Old Tricycle                                     Winter Garden        


Yard Tree                                         View West        


   Market                                           Kodiak on the Road        


   Garden Lantern                                        Garden Trellis        


Pool Ice





NATIVE TREES and SHRUBS


We lived at an elevation ranging from 7,200-7,500 feet. Average annual precipitation was betweeen 15 and 16 inches per year, a majority from snowfall during the winter. Winter temperatures ranged from 20 degrees to a record of -50.

We found Aligator Juniper, Rocky Mountain Juniper, One Seed Juniper in the Cypress Family; Pinon and Ponderosa in the Pine Family; and in the Oak Family - Shrub Live, Wavy-leaf, and Gambel.

Shrubs included wild currents, rabbit brush, Fringed Sagebrush, Broom Snakeweed, Wolfberry, Cane Cholla, Apache Plume, Fourwing Saltbush, Bannana and Narrowleaf Yucca, and Chokecherry.


Baby Ponderosa Pine                             Ponderosa Pinecone        


Fringed Sagebrush                                     Banana Yucca        

Wild Current                             Narrowleaf Yucca Flower        


Alligator Juniper                                     Ponderosa Pine        





THE WORLD THAT WAS AROUND US


We lived within a checkerboard area of land divided into State School Land, Navajo Reservation Land, National Parkland, and Private Land, and valleys of grazing land for cattle surrounded by sandstone cliffs and Canyons, and the Zuni Mountain Range.

For a store, we had a nearby Trading Post. Fifteen miles away was a Navajo school in the Village of Pine Hill, a General Store, a Public School, Three Small Cafes, An Art Gallery/Meeting Center, two RV Parks, A Navajo Chapter House and Village, and The Mormon Town of Ramah hosting a Senior Center, a Post Office, a Volunteer Fire Department, and a Historical Museum.


Zuni Mountains                                    Sandstone Cliffs        


Calf in Field                                     Fence Line        


Navajo Hogan                                 Old Homestead Corral        


Rockwall Ruins                                Pine Hill Navajo School        








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