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Boojum moon

“In the dark was a boojum, you see,” to paraphrase Lewis Carroll.

The javelinas, bats, and skunks get to see it like this all the time. But before last friday night, I’d never seen a boojum in the moonlight.

Turns out waxing gibbous is a good look for the strange tree.

(Boojum, Fouquieria columnaris, or cirio in Spanish, “candle”. Photo A.Shock, Boyce Thompson Arboretum)

Posted by Allison on May 15th 2011 03:40 pm | One Comment
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One Response to “Boojum moon”

  1. Nashie Proutyon 16 May 2011 at 12:13 am link comment

    Looking at the moon Friday night, I could not help being envious of you in paradise, out stalking in the night. I’m a fan of the boojum and it’s magnificence shines in this photo – nice job!

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