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Thursday, October 18, 2018

Rainy Day Desert

What it looked like out our window this morning
Becca and I got a late start this morning because it was pouring outside.  I had just gone to the patio enclosure to shut the door in anticipation of leaving on our trek when a spear of lightning slashed across the sky, followed by a crash of thunder.  That put our plans on hold for nearly an hour.  When we finally left it was pretty clear to me that we'd probably get rained on out there even though the doppler radar showed clearing weather.  I was right.  Although we didn't get a drenching, we suffered through persistent drizzle and light rain.  Good thing I was wearing my Marmot PreCip jacket and Ex Officio trousers.  Becca's fur, though, got pretty wet; but Dr. K was waiting at home to thoroughly dry her off.
Small puddle on a large boulder

Puddle on boulder enhanced

Two views of the same arroyo west of the mountain.  #1

#2

View from the west branch of the outer loop trail

Adolescent Fishhook Barrel Cactus

Raindrop on the lens

Devil's Head

Nipple Beehive Cactus

A wet Geothermal Road

Soaptree Yuccas (extended family)

Same Soaptrees, different perspective

This morning's weather

Becca and I are wet at this point

A very wet desert

Headed back to Tortugas

1 comment:

Dr. K said...

I really like the 2 photos of the puddle on the boulder, with the shiny bits of gold leaves.

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