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Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Glass Half Full

In the forest
For the first time in six weeks--since having her knee injury diagnosed as a torn meniscus--Dr. K accompanied Willow, Frio and me on a short hike; it was short because we intentionally abbreviated it, doing only half of the Grand View Trail.  She held up well, but had to take ibuprofen when we returned to the cabin.

The dogs were particularly unruly, pulling this way and that in an attempt to inhale every new scent that came their way.  Fortunately we ran into nobody else (with dogs) either coming or going.

When we got back I roamed around in the forest near our property in order to photograph some cacti I'd seen earlier while scouting the area with Frio.  I'm not sure I've identified them properly here.

Grand View Trail

White Sands National Park

Willow, Frio and Dr. K at the midway ramada

Hedgehog on a cliff

New Mexico Rails-to-Trails ramada, Grand View Trail

Distant view of White Sands

Fragrant Ash in flower

This and the next:  Bigleaf Periwinkle

Bigleaf Periwinkle (Vinca major)

Robust Hedgehog Cactus (Echinocereus Fasciculatus)?

This & the next 2:  Lace Hedgehog Cactus?

Lace Hedgehog (Echinocereus reichenbachii)?

Lace Hedgehog

Lacespine Pincushion Cactus?

Sacramento Mountains

 

1 comment:

Dr. K said...

Nice photos of the Lace Hedgehogs. I don't remember ever seeing that type of Hedgehog cactus before.

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