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Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Sunny and Breezy Morn

Two slightly different images of a Loggerhead Shrike (#1)
Becca and I got an early start on our morning trek today, and voila--there was sunshine.  There was also a slight persistent breeze to ameliorate the warmth.  All things considered, though, it was pleasant enough for Becca and me to enjoy a moderately long hike.  A few other outdoor enthusiasts were about, but we only bumped into one mountain biker on the west side of Tortugas Mountain.  It was great to see and experience the sunshine this morning after days of clouds and rain.  We're headed for a high of 61F today.
#2

Torrey Yucca in the morning sunlight

Becca enjoying our morning trek

Yucca, group photo

Closer look

Very tall old-timer yucca

I'm looking through you

Tortugas Mountain observatory

Our shadows

Chorus line of Soaptree Yuccas

Wide arroyo

Soaptree Yucca sporting a nest

Closer look at the Soaptree Yucca stalks

The nest is that of a Cactus Wren

Becca on the school grounds of the Lineworker program

Practice poles

Plump little American Kestrel

Whatever

1 comment:

Dr. K said...

I love those photos of the Loggerhead Shrike, Packrat. It's nice that the sun is finally out.

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