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Saturday, November 14, 2020

Before the Wind

This and the next:  same House Finch, different Ocotillos
It was warm and almost windless when Dr. K, Willow, Frio and I hiked up to Second Arroyo this morning.  After a brief respite inside we bushwhacked over to First Arroyo and made our way back.

We're headed for a high of 76F today, and it really started to heat up by the time we reached the waiting CR-V.  Fortunately, though, we were able to avoid the wind, which, early this afternoon has begun to pick up noticeably; later today it will reach 20 mph or higher.


Soaptree Yucca leaves

Spent seed pod of a Soaptree Yucca

This and the next:  Soaptree Yucca


Heelers with Dr. K

Long stretch of desert between here and the Organs

Tortugas Mountain foothills and the Organ Mountains

This and the next:  Willow and Frio


Soaptree Yucca stalks

Soaptree and the Organs

Willow in the patio enclosure

Frio sleeping beneath a chair in the patio enclosure

 

1 comment:

Dr. K said...

I love the photo of the spent seedpod of the Soaptree Yucca. The lighting on the pod is perfect.

Bushwhack, Etc.

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