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Thursday, May 28, 2020

Hot and Hotter

Mama dove (left) and baby in one of our Mesquite Trees
It was already pretty hot when Dr. K, Frio, Willow and I began our hike this morning, and it got even hotter fast; it was already 81F when we headed back to our waiting CR-V.

We encountered several other outdoor enthusiasts during our trek today, the woman who runs with her white Standard Poodle and the archer who's target practicing with his new compound bow.

Right now it's 95F (3:15 p.m.), but probably won't get much higher than that due to cloud cover which suggests we might get a little rain later today.
This and the next 2:  female Desert Spiny Lizard on our brick pile



Hot for the Heelers this morning

Dog's eye view of an arroyo

Dr. K, Frio and Willow

This Soaptree Yucca is shedding flowers

Shed flowers

Crown Dancers

This and the next:  light and shadow experiments


Barren little tree

Soaptree

Southwestern Earless Lizard

KRQE 13 News (Albuquerque) chopper over our house

1 comment:

Dr. K said...

Lizards are the theme of today's blog post! Nice photos of these scaly creatures.

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