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Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Cool 4A Change

First 3:  Desert Spiny Lizard
It was cooler this morning, primarily due to intermittent cloud cover that partially blocked the sun.  Willow, Frio and I appreciated the respite from the heat.

We trekked up to Second Arroyo, entered and found a shady spot to stop for water.  Then we exited the arroyo and made our way back to the upper flatland where we'd parked the CR-V.

We had fairly close encounters with two Black-tailed Jackrabbits, but not near enough to spark the Heelers into pursuit mode.  I was happy about their reactions.  Didn't see any humans nor other critters on our exploration today.



This & the next:  looking north at Ocotillos


View from LDR-A of Tortugas Mountain

Soaptree and the mountains

The long road

Tortugas and the Organs

This & the next:  Willow and Frio in Second Arroyo


This & the next:  Frio and Willow


Soaptree Yucca in Second Arroyo

Ocotillos and the Organs

Mesquite along LDR

This & the next:  nearly identical experiments


This & the next:  nearly identical views of the mountains


U-turn?

U-turn turns into a halo

Heelers

Last 2:  white substance is Cochineal insect scale


 

1 comment:

Dr. K said...

Good photos of the Desert Spiny Lizard. It looks like it's doing push-ups.

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...