|First 2: part of the Osmond Family|
Fortunately, the area where we've been hiking of late is sheltered from the wind so we began to warm up pretty quickly. Nevertheless, I didn't remove the ear covering until we were just about to exit Right Branch Arroyo.
Frio and Willow don't ever seem agitated by the wind, but the swaying movement of low plants summons their attention to what they think might be critters on the run, and the Heelers are ready to spring into action whenever the need arises.
|Very prickly Prickly Pear|
|This & next: Left Branch Arroyo tree in B&W and color|
|This & next: Torrey Yuccas|
|Last 2: Frio and Willow|