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Thursday, May 20, 2021

Extra Hot

First 4:  Prickly Pear blossoms
I'm not sure why it felt particularly hot when we set off on our morning trek today, but the sun hammered down on us while we trudged up LDR to Second Arroyo.  There we found a shady spot to rest and drink water before heading back.

We saw very few desert denizens out and about this morning, perhaps because of the unpleasant conditions.  Frio and Willow weren't all that happy about being out in the blazing sun, and Willow took every opportunity to lie in the shade even if those shadowy spots were only ten feet apart.

It was quite a relief when we crested LDR into the upper flatland, piled into our CR-V and turned the air conditioning on almost full blast for the ride home.




Long-discarded propane cannister

This and the next:  Frio and Willow


This & the next:  Soaptree Yuccas in Second Arroyo


Mesquite and the mountains

Last 2:  Desert Willow


 

1 comment:

Dr. K said...

I love the 2 photos of the beautiful Desert Willow flowers.

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...