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Sunday, December 5, 2021

Cool Sunday Morning

Very ripe Barrel Cactus fruit
Willow, Frio and I did the exact same hike as yesterday, this time on a slightly chilly morning; the chill came from the wind which blew in the 6-8 mph range.

We saw a few birds today, including one I tried to photograph, but who took off right before I depressed the shutter button.  We spotted no land-based critters, and I was thankful for the absence of jackrabbits to arouse the Heelers.

It was very quiet out there while we explored, very few vehicles transiting Tellbrook Road on Sunday morning.

Frio leading Willow along the east/west cross trail

This & next:  large stand of Soaptree Yuccas


Frio and Willow

Torrey Yucca (left) and Soaptree Yucca

Through the Soaptree

Nest with bird feather remnant in a Soaptree Yucca

Soaptree Yucca and the Organ Mountains

Willow and Frio

Hill, Tortugas and the Organ Mountains

 

1 comment:

Dr. K said...

I really like the photo of the bird's nest in the Soaptree Yucca, with the small feather in the center.

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