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Friday, August 6, 2021

Beaten Path Detour

This & the next:  Sacred Datura
Very hot and humid again on our morning trek in the northern Chihuahuan Desert today.  When we reached the Tellbrook Arroyo I decided to head east for a bit before exploring some arroyos we explored in the recent past.  It was worth the detour.

The desert is still incredibly beautiful from last week's rain; Chinchweed carpets the ground in every direction, and if you walk through it the aroma is akin to lemon zest.

Both Willow and Frio were very well behaved during our exploration, which I appreciated very much.


Heading north in an arroyo

Desert landscaping

Willow and Frio

Chinchweed (yellow) and Desert Zinnia

This & the next:  Desert Zinnia bouquets


Heelers

All of the orange flowers are on this Barrel Cactus


Frio and Willow






This & the next: minutely different images of Frio & Willow


This & the next:  desert floor is carpeted with Chinchweed


How to track the non-elusive White-lined Sphinx larvae

Last 2:  different Barrel Cactus blossom


 

1 comment:

Dr. K said...

What lovely displays of desert flowers. Really nice photos, Packrat.

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