|Ocotillo and Soaptree friends|
We did our usual hike, and all the while I was anxious to get to the blossoming Torrey Yucca to monitor its flowering progress; unfortunately it didn't look much different than it had yesterday.
Encounters with two jackrabbits and a cottontail kept all of us on our toes today, but both Frio and Willow were very responsive to my commands not to chase; of course, I'm not too sure they'd have listened had they been off lead. The desert cottontail incident was an interesting one; the critter lit out from a spot less then a yard away from us in Left Branch Arroyo. I'm fairly certain we've met up with this rabbit before; it seems to be living there.
Lots of good exercise while enjoying the desert this morning.
|Ocotillos on the ride east of LDR-A|
|Sparrow on Ocotillo branch|
|Organ Mountains from LDR-A|
|This & next: from LDR-A arroyo |
|I already see something the Heelers have yet to spot|
|Haven't seen the jackrabbit yet|
|Frio's on it|
|Now both Frio and Willow see the jackrabbit|
|Jackrabbit is unperturbed|
|Sparrow on yucca saber|
|This & next 4: the yucca I've been monitoring|
|Willow and Frio resting in Right Branch Arroyo|
|Hill east of the Organ Mountains|
|Hedgehog Cactus needs Clearasil|
|Mourning Dove watches yucca bloom|
|Tortugas and the Organ Mountains|