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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

Acacia

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...