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Sunday, June 7, 2020

Churchgoing in the Chihuahuan Desert

Soaptree Yucca loaded with fruit
The Heelers led Dr. K and me on our normal "hot desert morning" trek today, taking us up the long dirt road to the second arroyo east toward the mountains.  At 7:30 a.m. it already felt uncomfortable, and there was no hint of a breeze to ameliorate the conditions.

We took a brief respite in said arroyo before heading back to our waiting CR-V.  We saw no other outdoor enthusiasts in the desert, though there were a few walking through the neighborhoods.

The past couple of days have been pretty humid for early June, but today the atmosphere seems to have dried out.  The lower humidity makes our evaporative cooler work more efficiently, and, at times, it's actually felt cold in our house.  Even Frio and Willow notice the difference.  A few minutes ago--after lunch--I let them out into the backyard and both lay down for a spell in the blazing sun.
This and the next 2:  the Heelers (Willow and Frio)

Soaptree Yucca

Hip Muppet

This and the next:  Soaptree Yuccas

Frio wants to chase a lizard

The rest, save one, are all White-winged Doves

LDR (long dirt road)

1 comment:

Dr. K said...

I like the series of photos of the white-winged dove.

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