Just when I start feeling that our area is the most bone-dry place in the world, we travel to West Texas to visit my mother. Now I realize rationally that there are much more barren spots on this planet, but living without rain is a challenge, especially if one loves flowers.
Let’s forget the fact that we’ve lived a great deal of our lives in this environment and that we could possibly move. But our family is near by, and this is home. Occasionally, I just need to vent and dream about that perfect climate.
The town of Snyder is really desolate. They have been on water rationing for so long that most people have given up trying to have grass or flowers. As we were leaving town, I spotted this yard. Cactus does have a beauty all its own.
In the background to the right is a century plant. Although I don’t know the correct names of most cactus, I think the one in the foreground is a type of Chollo.
“I can quit eating chocolate anytime I want. But I’m not a quitter.” unknown