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Here is the link to my blog and pics of my vacation.

This is only part 1, I will post the other part today I hope. :D
http://unkowndestination.blogspot.com/


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Wonderful blog, Aaron!

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Great photos, felt like I was on vacation with you two!
Got a real sense of the communities and what the plants have been through this winter.
Sad to see some areas are almost ghost towns now.

Nice to see the big ole specimens coming back from that horrendous cold.

Bookmarked your blog so I can have a longer look today.

Thanks for that!

Barb
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Thanks for looking. :D
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Very nice blog, I bookmarked it also. Thanks for sharing it with us. I'd love to visit AZ someday. I've been to NV and southern CA but never AZ. Love the desert too!!!
Mike Trautner

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Thanks Mike :D

I also posted the second part to the vacation. :wink:
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Post by lucky1 »

Oh man, Aaron, I'm sooooo sorry your 20+ plants didn't make it.
What a rotten winter for their first attempt too.
I know how much you had your heart set on their survival.

I expected everything to look dry but wow even the desert plants are struggling.
Cool pic of the Tarantula hole...eeeeuuuuwwww!

Seems that plants near a building--apart from maybe getting some care--did better.
And where Opuntia didn't make it, seems older Agaves did very well.

Washies took a hard hit, good to see those monsters coming back.

Lovely seeing all those Bisbee pics, the town looks even busier than the RV-folks' blog over the winter.
Nice historical photos from all the towns.
Loved the converted jail on private land...cool!
Great pics from Tombstone too.

Agree with you...great landscaping around Olive Garden is so much more pleasant than seeing native plants struggle so badly.

Your neighbors must've enjoyed your visit.
I'm sure they'd like you two to move there asap. :D

Thanks for a great photo essay of your vacation, very enjoyable viewing.

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Thanks Barb for all the nice words about my blog :D .

I noticed in the area, most of the palms had no irrigation. The ones that did had a much faster recovery. :D
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great photos Aaron!
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Your love of the desert comes through in your blog, Aaron.
most of the palms had no irrigation. The ones that did had a much faster recovery
Wonder if irrigation also made the difference between survival or outright death.

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lucky1 wrote:Your love of the desert comes through in your blog, Aaron.
most of the palms had no irrigation. The ones that did had a much faster recovery
Wonder if irrigation also made the difference between survival or outright death.

Barb
Thanks.

I also wonder if irrigation was part of the survival. As dry as it is there I can't get over the palms that are growing in empty lots year after year without irrigation. I seen some in Phoenix that get no water at all, and a med fan in Willcox that never get exter water that are doing good, but after this cold spell the ones that got irrigation are doing so much better. :)
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TimMAz6 wrote:great photos Aaron!
Thanks Tim :D

Tim if you would like some dasylirion seed just say the word, and if anyone else on here would like some just pm me. :wink:
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Aaron those pics were great. Nice to see most of them survived the record cold this winter. I would like a few of those seeds. I`ll pm you. Thanks for sharing your part of Arz.

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Yes, obviously the irrigation--even if it was limited--was the "tipping point".

A shame to see some of those magnificent specimens succumb.

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Okanagan desert-palms wrote:Aaron those pics were great. Nice to see most of them survived the record cold this winter. I would like a few of those seeds. I`ll pm you. Thanks for sharing your part of Arz.

John
Thanks John,
Just PM whenever is good for you. :D
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Hello Aron
thanks for the nice pictures :D
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janci wrote:Hello Aron
thanks for the nice pictures :D
You are welcome. :D
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Call me crazy but I could fall in love with that reddish brown dirt, stones and rocks with blue skies above :lol: Desert landscapes rock :D
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marceli wrote:Call me crazy but I could fall in love with that reddish brown dirt, stones and rocks with blue skies above :lol: Desert landscapes rock :D
Me too. :lol:

I had some amazing pics of northern AZ, but I lost them on my camera somehow, very beautiful country in the north. :D Reds, pinks, and even yellow rocks, sand, dirt. :wink:
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here are the missing pics from my vacation. :D

http://unkowndestination.blogspot.com/2 ... story.html

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Here is a video from the border town about 50 miles south of my place in AZ. This was the storm I could see heading my way while I was on vacation and the reason I left early. Thankful I did not get caught up in that storm. :wink:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4v3wzRUsi5I
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Post by Okanagan desert-palms »

Great pics Aaron. I never get tired of pics from Arizona. Wow quite the deluge down mainstreet from that storm. Had a chuckle with the two guys with bailing buckets in their front yard.


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Thanks John, that made me laugh as well. :lol:
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Here's to all the global warming pushers, may your winters be -30 below and four feet of snow in your driveway. Because I want you happy.
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Post by chadec »

Goodness, you almost had to swim home. Good thing palms can with stand flooding, they sure are remarkable plants.
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chadec wrote:Goodness, you almost had to swim home. Good thing palms can with stand flooding, they sure are remarkable plants.
I think that was a record rain fall, it was so green when I was down there and grass was growing everywhere. That storm looked light night over Mexico before I left. I knew it going to be bad. :lol:

I think most of the palms there were loving the extra water. :D
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Here's to all the global warming pushers, may your winters be -30 below and four feet of snow in your driveway. Because I want you happy.
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Post by lucky1 »

Wow...too bad that water doesn't go INTO the ground.

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lucky1 wrote:Wow...too bad that water doesn't go INTO the ground.

Barb
I was thinking the same thing, but I sure it does somewhere. :|
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