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Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Beautiful Desert

This & the next:  views while heading down LDR-A
Willow, Frio and I hiked up to Second Arroyo early this morning, stopped in for a break--during which we drank water and took photos (well, I did)--and then headed back on LDR into the upper flatland.

We saw no other nature enthusiasts while we were out there, but once we had crested the incline into the flatland I saw Terry and Pamela's Jeep.  No sign of them, though.

The ride home was pleasant, especially so because no construction work was happening in the stretch above Noche Bella Loop; that will change soon enough, though.


Tortugas and the Organs

What rain runoff did to an old arroyo

Willow and Frio

Frio and Willow

Creosote Yellow

Frio and Willow

Sunrays

Creosote Bush and a blue hole

Hills like green elephants

This & the next:  Creosote Bushes and the long view


This & the next 2:  male House Finch



Desert Willow

Heelers

The long dirt road

Whitethorn Acacia

Desert scene

Yes, grass will grow in the desert

This & the next:  Torrey Yucca with five crowns


 

1 comment:

Dr. K said...

I love the photo of the Desert Willow flower.

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...