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Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Hump Day Heat and Humidity

This morning's moon
It was nearly brutal out there this morning:  heat, humidity and not even a breath of breeze.  And the omnipresent bugs were out in full force, bugging us as soon as we exited the CR-V and bugging us until we climbed back inside our vehicle after a long, hot trek.

We saw Pamela and Terry when we were headed back on the long dirt road.  Haven't seen them in weeks; she said they were hiking trails out around the Organ Mountains.

Willow, Frio and I were happy to hop back in the CR-V for an air conditioned ride home.  I think we're supposed to hit a high of 98F today.  Can't wait for cooler temps.

Ocotillos

Yellow desert floor from a distance

This & the next 2:  Datura



This & the next:  Golden Crownbeard


This & the next:  Chinchweed


Small dead tree

Willow and Frio

Soaptree Yucca

Heelers in First Arroyo

Chihuahuan Earless Lizard

White-lined Sphinx Moth at rest

Desert Palafox

This & the next 2:  I think these are Cliff Swallows



Mr. Frio on the window seat

 

1 comment:

Dr. K said...

Excellent photos of the Cliff Swallows. In fact, all of these photos are really good.

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...