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Friday, July 3, 2020

Self-Evident Truths

First 3:  views of Tortugas and/or the Organs
Because we're supposed to surpass the century mark today (101F) we got an early start on our morning trek today.  At first the clouds provided adequate protection from the harsh sunlight, but they moved away quickly enough to allow plenty of time for roasting--which we did.

Only when we crested the long dirt road near our waiting CR-V did a breeze pick up briefly.  By then we humans were perspiring fairly profusely.

The five-minute drive home wasn't sufficiently long to permit cooling down in the refreshing air conditioning, so we all dashed to the shelter of our house and the chill of its evaporated air.


Backlit Ocotillos

Desert clouds

This and the next 2:  Soaptree Yuccas



Tortugas and the Organs

Creosote bushes in bloom

Blooming Creosote, mesquites along the arroyo and the Organ Mountains

Creosote Bush


Honey Mesquite

Heelers in an arroyo

Looking west

Experiment

Where the stalk enters the leaves is a nest

Looks like the nest of a Cactus Wren

Dr. K and the Heelers

Second Arroyo exit

15-foot Whitethorn Acacia tree

This and the next 2:  clouds and clouds over the mountains



The rest:  Roadrunner on our trellis (sorry)







1 comment:

Dr. K said...

Those are amazing photos of the roadrunner on our trellis.

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...