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Saturday, December 4, 2021

You'd Think It Was Spring

Looking west
Even though it was 45F at the start of our hike this morning it seemed very much like a spring day; the sun shone brightly, a slight breeze felt refreshing, and birds were flying and chirping everywhere.

I had planned only on doing a shorter trek--down the arroyo that parallels LDR-A, along the east/west cross trail to Right Branch Arroyo, and then up that arroyo to its head and out on the steep hill to the upper flatland road--but because the weather was so beautiful we decided to incorporate a trip up and down Left Branch Arroyo.

Willow and Frio were both incredibly well behaved today; of course, not encountering any fleeing critters greatly enhanced their good behavior.

East to the Organs

Interesting clouds this morning

Organ Mountains sky

Soaptree Yucca stalks

This & next:  long view across the Mesilla Valley


House Finch shows how to cling to a yucca saber

Same House Finch

This & next:  swirly clouds


What's that look, Mr. Frio?

This & next:  Organ Mountains


Tortugas and the Organs

Organ Mountains again

Willow and Frio

Deadwood

Tree swirl

This & next:  Willow and Frio


This & next:  dead tree


Last 2:  Ocotillo swirl


 

1 comment:

Dr. K said...

Beautiful photos, Packrat. What a lovely morning. I especially like the last two images that you called Ocotillo Swirl.

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