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Monday, December 24, 2018

Christmas Eve Trek

Christmas Eve moon
Becca and I got an early start on this morning's Christmas Eve trek, and we kept the hike relatively short because we had to get back home soon.  The reason we had to return early was a planned shopping trip to Target and Alberstsons with Dr. K.  We knew it would be crowded out there on the day before Christmas and we wanted to get in and out of both places before they got too packed.  We did all right, though leaving afterward proved to be something of a dilemma; these crowded marketplaces in plazas just aren't designed for easy entering and exiting.  We had to maneuver around on roads we hadn't traveled before in order to get out without wasting excess minutes.
I have never seen a Torrey Yucca blooming this late in December

This is crazy

Actually in bloom on Christmas Eve

West of the mountain

Clouds and moon

This and the next three:  Becca as wildlife spotter




Backlit Torrey Yucca

Soaptree Yucca

Ocotillo and Soaptree Yuccas

An ancient one's leg?  No, part of a dead yucca

Hill between here and the mountain

Lone yucca landscape

Again

This and the next two:  playing with the moon



Can't decide if I like this image better in color . . .

. . . or in B&W

Becca on Geothermal Road

This looks homemade

Layers

1 comment:

Dr. K said...

I enjoyed all of the photos of the moon. Let's hope everyone on earth is having a peaceful and happy holiday season.

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