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Sunday, August 7, 2016

A Nest in the Clouds

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While not exactly a castle, it was certainly a well-defended home...
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...perched amid the upper branches of one of the prickliest of plants, a well-grown cholla cactus armed with long thorns and, less visible, the tiny, vicious glochids that characterize the Opuntia species.
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I'm not sure what kind of bird built the nest, which is covered over the top and has only a small round entrance.
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It did not appear to be in use just now in early August, but it had certainly been a fine home, built with care.
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Thanks to my sister for discovering this dwelling down in a nearby arroyo.  See also my post at the Small Sunny Garden for a more complete look at the desert on a dry August morning.
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