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jbeegoode

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Fossil Creek: Exploring the Sites
« on: January 24, 2020, 07:47:02 AM »
Next day at Fossil Creek, we are dipping in colorful blue/green waters.

https://thefreerangenaturist.org/2020/01/24/fossil-creek-exploring-the-sites/

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Re: Fossil Creek: Exploring the Sites
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2020, 01:26:54 PM »
Very nice set of images. You always seem to really get off the beaten track, which I suppose is what you're trying to do. I'm also struck by how much greenery there usually is in most of your photos (in nearly all the posts), even though it's in the desert. However, on another forum I sort of follow (which is about denim), there is a photo of someone standing in about six inches of snow--in the desert, cactus and everything. But in the army, I was stationed in both Oklahoma and Kansas, neither of which is desert, and I don't remember it being all that green.

Your encounter with the (smiling rotund female) ranger was interesting and reminded me of something. I had been camping in Shenandoah National Park once, early fall I think, or maybe it was early spring. Either way, it had been beautiful weather but it had turned really cold. By the time I returned to my car, it was freezing rain. Before I left, a (unsmiling, slim male) ranger came by to inform me that the park was going to close because of the freezing rain. That was fine but he asked to see my camping permit before I left, which was mildly irritating.

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Re: Fossil Creek: Exploring the Sites
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2020, 09:07:21 PM »
In much of the desert, there is less need to go dormant. Foliage is often determined by the heat and sunlight and above all rain. Cactus have nothing to shed. There has been much rain this year's winter and there is a low carpet of green many places.

Times of drought, give plants a dormant behavior.

Here, the upper desert has grassland more similar to the original grasslands of the plains. See the post about the Wetstone Mountains. And for snow there is a post of the New Years of three or four years ago.

We also tend to look for water, which has more grenenity about it, as do the cool mountains in the summer with snow melt and more rain. Still, when getting back east, it is so grenuous, it is flat our stunning after being out here. We even make up words to describe it. ::)
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Re: Fossil Creek: Exploring the Sites
« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2020, 10:27:16 PM »
Some people say the deep, dark woods. I say they're just cool and shady. Pretty damp most of the time, too.

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Re: Fossil Creek: Exploring the Sites
« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2020, 06:00:16 PM »
Mother nature's fascinating ecologies. They're all good.
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Re: Fossil Creek: Exploring the Sites
« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2020, 12:25:41 PM »

Grenuous.  Interesting coinage.  What does it mean, jbee?
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« Reply #6 on: January 26, 2020, 02:40:19 PM »
God is (supposedly) love. Mother Nature, though, can be moody.

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« Reply #7 on: January 27, 2020, 08:44:55 PM »

Grenuous.  Interesting coinage.  What does it mean, jbee?
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Greeeeeen, lots of green, deep green, green all through. When savioring grenenity one might say that it is deeply grenuous. You know, verdantic.
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Re: Fossil Creek: Exploring the Sites
« Reply #8 on: January 27, 2020, 10:35:56 PM »
You mean the way it always is on the other side of the fence. Or the mountain.