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More from City of Rocks

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As you saw last time, on October 12th we spent some scenic hours at City of Rocks State Park, which is in southwestern New Mexico. In addition to the arrays of boulders that are the park’s prime attraction, I found much to like in a prominent mesa called Table Mountain, shown above with a yucca in the foreground. (You caught a glimpse of it in yesterday’s top picture.) The mesa also served as a distant backdrop for another desert plant, ocotillo (Fouquieria splendens).



On the other side of the park and viewed in a mostly opposite direction,
one boulder stood isolated on the plain with different mountains in the distance:



Here’s a boulder couple, along with a barrel cactus:



And here’s yet another boulder group (perhaps you see an animal’s head facing left):



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Written by Steve Schwartzman

October 29, 2022 at 4:35 AM

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