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Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Hot and Hotter

Frio and Willow in Second Arroyo
It felt really toasty out in the desert this morning; we're heading for a high of 100F.  Blazing sun, little breeze, higher humidity, scant shade--all made for an unpleasant outing.

Frio and Willow didn't seem to mind too much, though, and, on the outbound leg, they had the added bonus of encountering two hikers--man and woman--who were heading along LDR back to their waiting pickup truck.

While we were parked in a shady spot in Second Arroyo, having just hydrated and put the Heelers back on their leads, two women and a dog suddenly appeared on the long dirt road; one of the women waved to us.  Both Heelers got very excited, thinking there might be a chance to meet a new dog; no such luck, though.  Willow especially has yet to completely internalize her "well-behaved dog" training; Frio is much better and easier to control.

All in all, despite the heat, we benefited--physically and psychologically--from time well spent enjoying nature.
Ant hole

Second Arroyo

Desert Willow

This and the next:  Barrel Cactus buds and flowers


Gumline

The rest:  guy in a nearby neighborhood must feed his Torrey Yuccas

They usually only bloom once a year

Probably using Miracle-Gro

1 comment:

Dr. K said...

Nice photos of the Torrey Yuccas in our neighborhood--very healthy specimens.

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