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Monday, April 19, 2021

A Return to Spring

This and the next:  something's burning
Nice long hike up to Second Arroyo and back on a morning more typical of April in the northern Chihuahuan Desert:  46F, no wind and lots of sunshine.

The Heelers were a bit more "pully" than yesterday, and I gave them a grade of B- then.  We saw several cottontails and two jackrabbits that gave them cause to lurch ahead, but I had no trouble holding them back.

But both were extra good when we got back home, letting me clip and file their nails without complaint.

This and the next:  Desert Cardinal

Frio and Willow headed up LDR

This and the next 2:  Soaptree Yucca leaves and pods

Second Arroyo

Willow and Frio

Toward the mountain in Second Arroyo

Heading back on LDR


Barrel Cactus and Mesquite Tree

Claret Cup Cactus

The rest:  Apache Plume in bloom


1 comment:

Dr. K said...

Incredibly beautiful photos of the Desert Cardinal.

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...