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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Plane Mirror

A couple of weeks ago, I reposted a photo on social media of a house clad in mirrors, so as to blend into its surroundings. At yesterday‘s annual “MayDay” cookout put on at Deer Valley Airport by the Thunderbird Field Chapter of the Experimental Aviation Association, this equally dazzling aircraft flew in to the event. […]

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