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Sunday, May 2, 2021

Getting Toasty

On the upper flatland road
It already felt very hot when we started off this morning; we're headed for a high of 91F.  When I stopped for photos on the outbound leg I made sure we were near a shady spot so Willow and Frio wouldn't have to lie in the sun.

We caught a break during the middle portion of our trek when the sun ducked behind high level clouds.  Once inside Second Arroyo we took a break in the shadow of a huge yucca where we drank water and relaxed for a bit.

Then we bushwhacked over the ridge into First Arroyo and headed back for the upper flatland, where I spotted my first blooming Prickly Pear (pictured below).  What I hadn't realized until later was that I had captured a photo of a flowering Prickly Pear in image #3.

Before heading home after our hike we drove to the small post office, where I mailed a bill, and then we headed over to the Pic Quik on University to get gas.

This and the next:  heading down LDR-A


Crazy clouds above the mountains

Frio and Willow

Into the roiling sky

LDR

Willow and Frio

This and the next:  Frio and Willow


This and the next 2:  Tortugas and the Organs



Looking north on LDR

Organ Mountains

Ocotillos blooming

Long view of the Organs

The rest:  Prickly Pear flowering




 

1 comment:

Dr. K said...

"Into the Roiling Sky" is such a good photo. And I love the shots of the Prickly Pear flower.

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