Cottonwood Leaf and Snow

Cottonwood Leaf with Snow
Cottonwood Leaf with Snow

It’s fascinating to me that indigenous cottonwoods almost never drop all their leaves. Bit by bit, they drop throughout the winter — a few here, a few there — and finally they all fall around the time the buds become new, green leaves. This leaf was on the ground last week when a dusting of snow blew through and collected in its center.

Old Storefront

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Old Storefront in Encino, New Mexico
Encino NM: Old Storefront

A friend and I inadvertently toured a few ghost towns last week, Encino and Duran (New Mexico). They were fascinating: both old railroad towns that have since largely withered away. This is an old storefront in Encino.