|El Capitan on left and Guadalupe Peak on Right|
The Guadalupe Mountains are surrounded by the South Plains to the east and north, Delaware Mountains to the south, and Sacramento Mountains to the west. The range is named for the Lenape, who are also known as the Delaware Indians. Being from Delaware I am familiar with the Lenape, but I had no idea there was a mountain range named after them.
|Cactus in bloom|
Even though there looks like there are only browns and greens in the mountains, when you look carefully you can find flowers with lots of color. Even the cactus have flowers with color. I like to photograph different color combinations in nature to use in my jewelry. Right now I am working on a necklace for the Octoberfest Challenge 2014 sponsored by Toltec Jewels. Next month, a number of us are showing off the jewelry that we have created for this. I was trying to decide whether to go with a bat theme or spiders theme. Right now I am leaning toward a spider theme for my Bay Moon Design Online Store entry in this challenge. The ceramic I am thinking about using as green in it and these yellow flowers against the green foliage is inspiring my to use this color combination.
|Rain clouds passing over mountain|