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Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Hummer Season

Ocotillo blossom and wand
Despite the early start Becca and I got this morning it already felt somewhat toasty here in the northern Chihuahuan Desert.  We're headed for a high of 92F.  On Friday we're supposed to have a temporary cool down lasting for a few days.  Then the heat is on again.  We actually abbreviated our trek a bit this morning because we didn't want to push our endurance level on this first really hot day.  Nonetheless we had a rewarding outing.
Side by side

The new pad

Ocotillo flower

Interesting pattern

Ocotillo flower and friend

The hummer's favorite flavor

Really getting into it

First real shade break of the season

Ocotillo flower

They're all over the place

Desert Sumac

Desert Sumac

1 comment:

Dr. K said...

I wonder why the ocotillo plant blossoms before it greens out. I'm happy to see that hummingbirds are out and about.

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