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Thursday, August 12, 2021

A Few Too Many Pics

This & the next:  view from the upper flatland
It was a long bushwhack for Willow, Frio and me this morning.  We crossed the Tellbrook Arroyo and headed northeast into the desert west of Tortugas Mountain.

There were lots of pretty flowers out and about, and we ran into a veritable Barrel Cactus bonanza in one area that had several sandy arroyos running through it.  People probably tire of seeing photos of Barrel Cactus blossoms, but I never tire of photographing them.

We saw nobody else during our sojourn today, and that was fine with us.


Cloudy Organ Mountains

Interesting clouds

This & the next:  same Whitethorn Acacia


Smaller Whitethorn Acacia, Ocotillo and Soaptree Yucca

A passel of Prickly Pear pears

Leaning Barrel Cactus

This & the next:  Desert Cardinal


Willow and Frio at rest during a bushwhack

Chinchweed

Desert Zinnia bouquets

This & the next:  same Barrel Cactus


Long view of Tortugas and the Organs

Small Barrel Cactus

This & the next:  very ripe Prickly Pear fruit


This & the next 3:  Barrel Cacti




Chinchweed carpet

Golden Crownbeard

Tellbrook Arroyo

 

1 comment:

Dr. K said...

I never get tired of your photos of the Barrel Cacti that are blooming. Nice photos of the Desert Cardinal.

Bushwhack, Etc.

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