Devil’s Claw

Yesterday Margaret and I took a walk on the open space behind her house. She found this weird looking dried seed pod from a plant called a Devil’s Claw (also referred to as an Elephant Tusk or a Unicorn Plant) common in the deserts of the Southwest.

Margaret says she has found lots of these pods. She gave me this one to keep, and I love it.

Spotting Some Similarities

Driving west out of Lubbock, you start to notice that all the little towns have a very similar look as you make your approach…

Muleshoe, Texas

Farwell, Texas

And Clovis, New Mexico. (Hint – it’s the grain elevator!)