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Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Beautiful Sky

First 3:  Ocotillos greening out
Our morning hike started off way too hot--much hotter than yesterday--and for the first half of the trek Dr. K and I kept commenting on how unpleasant the weather conditions were.  Upon emerging from our exploration of First Arroyo a funny thing happened, though:  the cloud cover began blocking the sun and a cool breeze picked up out of nowhere.

Heading back we encountered our archer buddy practicing with his new compound bow; he's always kind (and cautious) enough to give us great leeway when we approach, and he always has a pleasant word or two to exchange as we pass.  He was the only other outdoor enthusiast we saw this morning, though there were a few vehicles parked in the dirt lot at the corner of Tellbrook and Sonoma Ranch Road.

We got in some decent exercise today, and we felt good about it during our five-minute drive back home.


A passel of spent Soaptree Yucca seed pods

Organ Mountains

Soaptree Yucca

Dr. K and the Heelers

This and the next 3:  clouds make for a beautiful sky




Near action shot

Frio

Promo pic for the "Incredible Shrinking Heeler"

Band of clouds over the Organs

Interesting clouds this morning

Heading up the first arroyo


Almost the same shot

All the way across the Mesilla Valley

This and the next:  can't get enough of these clouds


Swainson's Hawk

Organ Mountains

1 comment:

Dr. K said...

I like the photos of those cotton-like cloud formations.

Bushwhack, Etc.

Sure sign of autumn in the desert:  leafless Ocotillos 71F when Willow, Frio and I hit the trail this morning, but it felt much hotter--humi...