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Thursday, April 22, 2021

Again a Red Flag

Typical Chihuahuan Desert scene
Willow, Frio and I had a good hike up to First Arroyo and back before the wind started.  We're under yet another Red Flag Warning from noon until 9 p.m.  Blowing dust and sand is expected in the desert in the early spring, but it gets old.

We saw a few critters on our trek, but no one else.  Both Heelers were on their best behavior today; they didn't even get riled up over the dogs we saw during our drive--both coming and going.  I'm not sure what the secret ingredient is for that behavior, but I wish I could distill the essence and bottle it.

I'm giving Frio and Willow grades of A+ for today.  :)

New pads and flower buds

This and the next:  Willow and Frio


This and the next 2: in First Arroyo looking at the mountain



This and the next:  mesquite branches


Last 2:  Claret Cup Cactus


 

1 comment:

Dr. K said...

I love that last photo of the Claret Cup flower.

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