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Friday, July 30, 2021

Butterfly and Hummers

Headed down LDR-A
Willow, Frio and I trekked up to Second Arroyo this morning, stopped in for a lengthy shade break--during which we drank water--and then headed back.  We saw nobody else in our section of northern Chihuahuan Desert.

Road construction crew was working hard when we were coming and going, but it wasn't too bad because they had one lane blacktopped from yesterday's labor.  They'll be off during the weekend.

Both Frio and Willow were very well behaved today, and I greatly appreciated their cooperation.

This & the next 4:  Desert Zinnia bouquets





This & the next:  Willow and Frio in Second Arroyo


Some type of Sulphur

Soaptree Yuccas

Frio and Willow

This hummer and the next were waging war


Adolescent or female Rufous?

Getting some shuteye

Barrel Cactus with red flower

Last 3:  small Barrel Cactus



 

1 comment:

Dr. K said...

Nice to see a butterfly and hummingbirds on the same hike, Packrat. Beautiful photos.

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