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Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Barrel Otra Vez

Whitethorn Acacia
This morning we replicated our hike from yesterday:  down LDR-A, partway up LDR, an eastern jog into the desert where we found a shady spot in an accommodating arroyo for a brief stop to rest and drink water.  While Dr. K and the Heelers waited I did a brief exploration for subjects worthy of photographing.

Then it was back the way we'd come with a short tack east on the spur road once we'd reached the upper flats and then over to the waiting CR-V for a quick ride home.

Dr. K with the Heelers

Whitethorn Acacia
Although we saw a man and woman hiking south along LDR as we were setting off, we didn't run into them nor anybody else while trekking in the desert.
Desert Marigold

Phacelia

This and the next 2:  Willow and Frio



Sun through tree

Heelers with Dr. K

Tortugas and the Organ Mountains

This and the next 2:  Desert Marigolds



This and the next:  same Prickly Pear with fruit


Headed back to the CR-V with Heelers

This and the next 2:  has "Favored Barrel Cactus" status



This and the next:  happy insect on Climbing Milkweed


This and the next:  Climbing Milkweed flowers

 

1 comment:

Dr. K said...

I love the photographs on the Climbing Milkweed flowers.

But Whenever Monday Comes . . .

First 2:  along the upper flatland road Willow, Frio and I started off from our normal parking spot near Tellbrook Drive this morning, hikin...