Thursday, May 3, 2012

xerophytic in xeric

Huh?
"I thought this was supposed to be a xenial blog!"  you say.
"It is!  It is!"  I retort.

You see, this week us Alphabe-Thursdayers are faced with the most difficult letter X.  I will explain my post title with just one photo below.   No, no need to be xenophobic.

a xerophytic pine grows in xeric conditions in Bryce National Park

Xeric shrublands receive an annual average rainfall of ten inches or less, and have an arid climate which is characterized by a strong moisture deficit.  Actually, annual potential loss of moisture from evapotranspiration can exceed the moisture received as rainfall. 


I'm linking up with my favorite teacher, Ms Jenny Matlock!  See others' completed homework assignments HERE.  Come join in!  This week our letter is "X."


I'm also linking up with SkyWatch Friday as well.  This awesome meme is hosted by Wren, fishing guy, Sylvia, Klaus, and Sandy For beautiful skies all over the world, go HERE.




photo by me © 2010  all rights reserved   

30 comments:

  1. Very beautiful!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  2. Beautiful blue, blue skies and a wonderful capture for the day! Love your composition! Have a great weekend!

    Sylvia

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  3. and the tree forms an X too! Beautiful!

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  4. Great shot! I haven't been to Bryce in a long time....

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  5. It's a beautiful shot, but I feel bad for the tree. It looks like it could use some water... {:-D

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  6. re: storybeader's comment--We could all use some water out here in the southwest, but that is just the way life is!! Great "X" post, SLS!!!

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  7. great photo I have never heard of any of those x words

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  8. A delightful post! You did some homework to put all this together. Great idea and thank you for sharing.

    Enjoy the weekend Happy Mother's Day to all you moms out here in blog land!

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  9. Bryce Nat'l Park is on our list of must see. ~Ames

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  10. What an amazing tree. Great shot.

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  11. Wow, that is quite the difficult prompt! Glad you could come up with something so lovely!

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  12. This was a hard one, for certain!
    I think I need to visit that part to get some xeriscaping ideas for when the rains stop up here and we go directly into drought.

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  13. Nice! I had no idea that there was a plant called xeric. You learn something new every day.

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  14. first time I've heard of this tree. Very interesting how things can grow with so little water.

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  15. Heeehehehe, how very creative of you! Wonderful picture of your xerophytic in xeric!!!

    God bless and have a fantastic weekend sweetie!!! :o)

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  16. I do love the photo ... great shot!!!

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  17. What a great vocabulary lesson you've presented!

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  18. hahaha! Love it =) Great photo, too!

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  19. I'm in love with that deep blue sky!

    And I enjoyed increasing my vocabulary. Thanks! :)

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  20. You're so clever Margaret :) Love your X post :)

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  21. OK, colour me impressed - both by your vocab AND the picture!

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  22. Hello.
    I too had no idea these were called xeric plants. You can always guarantee we learn something with Miss Jenny's smart lot! (smile). Great shot! Thanks for sharing & for your kind words on my Xanthippe.
    See you soon for the next letter!

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  23. well done! I'd say you excelled on this assignment!

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  24. Dear Margaret,
    Great X word (smile). Thank you for the photos. I could write a lot of poetry for you just sitting there.

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  25. You just taught me some new words - I had to look up all that began with x. Awesome tree. ^.^


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  26. You! Are! So! Smart!

    I now have some new words to impress someone (anyone?) with!

    What an Xcellent link to the letter X.

    Hope your Sunday was swell.

    A+

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  27. Wow! You have added a new word to my vocabulary, unknown information to my knowledge and delighted my eyes all in one post. Excellent post for such a hard letter as X.

    Thanks for your visit to me humble site. Sorry, I am so late in returning the visit.

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