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Saturday, April 25, 2020

Desert on Saturday

Red dot:  our CR-V waits
I shortened this morning's hike a tad because there were two people hiking along the east/west dirt road as we were bushwhacking across to it, and I was certain we'd run into them if we continued apace.  So I slowed the Heelers down, and when we crested the old dirt road out of our everyday arroyo exploration I turned west and bushwhacked with them back down into the arroyo.

From there we retraced our steps, opting to head straight for the long dirt road rather than bushwhack back into the hills west of Tortugas Mountain.  By doing so we reduced the chances of running into any other outdoor enthusiast, and, indeed, we encountered none.

Things are really heating up in our section of the northern Chihuahuan Desert, and we're slated to hit the mid-90s in a few days.  Yipee!
White Tackstem

Soaptree Yucca

Ocotillo

This and the next 2:  Frio and Willow



This and the next 2:  Northern Mockingbird



Emergence

Emergence part two

This and the next:  still some hanging on

Scarlet Hedgehog

1 comment:

Dr. K said...

I love the "Emergence Part Two" photo, and the light pink shade of the cactus flower. And of course I love to see the photos of our incredibly cute heelers.

But Whenever Monday Comes . . .

First 2:  along the upper flatland road Willow, Frio and I started off from our normal parking spot near Tellbrook Drive this morning, hikin...