Dalí

A recent conversation about Salvador Dalí caused me to refresh my memory of the Spanish surrealist artist, whereupon I found a quote that sums up my feelings better than I could have in my own words. “These pictures from the subconscious reveal so skilled a craftsman that the artist’s return to full consciousness may be […]

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Albuquerque Botanic Gardens

By Spades Washington. Photos by John Washington and Spades Washington. If you haven’t visited the Albuquerque Botanic Garden give it a try, you won’t be disappointed. I recently visited with my family and the botanical gardens exceeded my expectations.  The weather was perfect, cool yet sunny and was a perfect day to be outside and […]

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The Thorny Bougainvillea

The beautiful-but-thorny bougainvillea is ubiquitous throughout the Southwest, so much so that I almost never notice them. The bright “bracts” (specialized colored leaves) surround and visually overwhelm tiny flowers that are so small as to require magnification to fully appreciate. The always-hard-to-spell (at least for me) name derives from French Navy admiral Louis Antoine de […]

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