Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Cast a cold Eye

Wondering where that strangely familiar quote came from? Check out the source:
W. B. Yeats, Drumcliff Church, in Sligo, Ireland.

Wondering who that strange fellow is, hanging over the stone, frowning at you? He is the world-famous Wynn Anderson, creator and Botanical Curator of the Chihuahuan Desert Gardens at UTEP's Centennial Museum in El Paso, TX.

There isn't a plant alive (or dead) in the Southwest desert area that Wynn hasn't studied, drawn, painted or classified. Or tried to educate me about. To little success, probably due to the fact that his botany lectures were always accompanied by great quantities of alcoholic beverages.

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