The diamorpha (the red stuff, as people here call it) is lovely just now on Arabia Mountain. Soon there will be tiny white flowers at the top of this red succulent plant.
Look at the photo that Richard got for you, can you see the tiny white flowers just beginning to bud? There are some other flowers mixed in, with seedpods that look like small crosses to me. Like this...+ + +
Look what I found! Trout lilies they are called, see the mottled leaves? That is why they are called that, supposed to remind you of trout! The yellow flowers are a beautiful shade of bright yellow, and their little faces are face down, that is just how they bloom, they were very healthy looking, lots of rain, don't you know!
I also got to see RANGER ROBBY! I caught him just as he was
trying to get away from me leaving! What a nice guy, he made sure that I got my passport stamped. (At Arabia, they have a kind of post box just beside the door with the stamps inside.) We chatted for a bit and spoke of our love for Arabia Mountain and I enjoyed seeing him so much that I asked if he would pose with me for a photo and he said yes! (I had the photo on here, but since it was not my best picture and I only like beauty on my blog, it has now been edited!)
They reckon that Arabia Mountain is 400 MILLION years old. I believe that it is very special and should be lovingly cared for and protected. It was heavily quarried and at one time, was a dumping ground for rubbish and old refrigerators! Hopefully, with more folks becoming aware of these special monadnocks , they will win more champions for the mountains.
This past Saturday the weather was nice, a very nice day for Arabia Mountain, and for the other magnificent monadnocks too...Panola Mountain and Stone Mountain: I love them all.
CAN YOU TELL? HA!