Tuesday, January 29, 2013

“If you take a flower in your hand and really look at it, it's your world for a moment.”

- Georgia O'Keefe

This year I have decided to begin a private, on my own, in other words, a private project. The project is to photo document and identify the various flora and fauna that exist just within my property of 20 acres. I'm doing this to promote an awareness of the vast diversity that is the Chihuahuan Desert. But also to promote an appreciation and respect for nature as well as other environments around us. There are a number of people who have the idea that a desert is a wasteland of nothing but sand, dirt and rocks.

I recall growing up on ten acres of Virginia Appalachian countryside. The word, "weed" usually was thrown around a lot to describe anything that you didn't want in your yard or garden. Out here in the desert, I have yet to come across a "weed". Everything has a purpose and a use. So, in the coming months I will be establishing a blog, website, etc and sharing with you what I find. I hope that you will enjoy the journey as much as I will enjoy the discovery.

This yellow blossom can be seen just about everywhere here in the Chihuahuan desert. I wanted to get a closer look. The bloom is about the size of a dime.

Charlton Vaughan

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