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Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Weird Weather

Trail from the ramada
The cold front blew in last night, but this morning, owing to the cloud cover, it was 45F.  With no wind it was hard to know how to dress.  After Becca and I hit the trail the sun came out warming the desert, and I was about to stop in order to remove my Columbia vest.  Good thing I didn't, though, because in very short order the sun disappeared behind thick clouds and the wind kicked up briskly making me wish I had worn a heavier jacket.  The one I was wearing--a Marmot PreCip--would have come in handy had it decided to rain, but there was no precipitation.  Now, a little after 1:00 p.m. a bit of rain is coming down.  Fortunately we're warmly and dryly ensconced in our abode.  (Ever notice that "abode" and "adobe" are formed from the same letters?)
Lone Torrey Yucca on a ridge

An image to symbolize today's weather

Very young Nipple Beehive Cactus (Coryphantha macromeris)

Part of Centennial High School and the Doña Ana Mountains

Cinder cones on the horizon?

Picacho Peak, Las Cruces, New Mexico

Becca on the trail alongside Tortugas Mountain

Looking down on a Devil's Head (Echinocactus horizonthalonius)

Cactus Wren (Campylorhynchus brunneicapillus) on an Ocotillo branch

Partly to mostly cloudy day

Ocotillo, flank of Tortugas, and the Organ Mountains

A step back to look at the above view

Guess I'm obsessed with this view

Another look at Picacho Peak from a greater distance

Tortugas and the Organs

Just off the road to the mountains

Road in B&W

Heading to the saddle

1 comment:

Dr. K said...

It's been cold and windy all day. You might even think it was winter.

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