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Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Plea For a Breeze

This and the next:  Dayflowers
72F at the beginning of our early morning trek today, and it felt progressively hotter as we made our way along LDR-A and LDR up to Second Arroyo where we stopped in for a shade break and a drink.

On our return we prayed to the god of air currents for some relief from the heat, but all we got was a brief intermittent breeze that dissipated almost immediately.  So naturally we were all anxious to climb back into our waiting CR-V to get the air conditioning on.

We saw no other outdoor enthusiasts until the very end of our trek right before heading home--a guy with a red shirt bushwhacking west through the desert just north of the major east/west arroyo.

Barrel Cactus buds

This and the next:  Frio and Willow


This and the next:  Desert Zinnia in Second Arroyo


B&W X

This and the next 2:  Desert Marigolds



Blackfoot Daisies and a Dayflower

This and the next 3:  up close and personal with an Ocotillo




The rest:  Purple Sage (aka "Texas Ranger") on our property



1 comment:

Dr. K said...

Great photos of the purple sage bush, which always blooms so spectacularly this time of year.

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