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Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Add Some Moisture

Palo Verde Beetle (Derobrachus hovorei)
Got a bit of an earlier start this morning because not only was it hot, but the weather gods decided to stir some humidity into the hot pot.  Fortunately for Dr. K, Willow, Frio and me some kind clouds often shielded the sun and a breeze helped with evaporative cooling.

We did our usual hike along LDR-A and LDR up to Second Arroyo, stopped in for a shade and water break, and then headed back to our waiting CR-V.  We saw no other outdoor enthusiasts this morning.

The refrigerator and stove somebody had dumped in the desert were marked "DAC Codes," given a number and taped with yellow tape.  Somebody had notified the county, and sometime yesterday a worker or workers drove out to mark the appliances for pick up.
Ocotillos, clouds, sun

Ocotillo and Picacho Peak

Tortugas and the Organs

Add an Ocotillo

This and the next 3:  juvenile Western Kingbird (?)




Trees and mountains

Clouds blocking the sun

Organ Mountains

Frio and Willow

In the arroyo

Willow

Frio
Looking toward Tortugas

Chihuahuan Desert arroyo

Three wait

A section of LDR

Desert Bird of Paradise


1 comment:

Dr. K said...

Beautiful photos of the Western Kingbird (and Willow and Frio, too).

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