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Sunday, March 27, 2022

Great Company

Some yucca seed pods aren't seed pods
Willow, Frio and I had great company on our morning trek today; Dr. K came with us for the first time in months.  Her knee was feeling better, and she thought she'd try it out on a hike with the Heelers and me.

We followed our normal route, and were rewarded for so doing:  spotted a hawk, a Pyrrhuloxia, a blooming Hedgehog Cactus and numerous small birds.

We all had a good time enjoying the scenery (Dr. K and me) inhaling critter scents (Frio and Willow), appreciating the warm weather (we're headed for a high of 86F) and getting in good exercise.

Tortugas and the Organs

I think it's a Cooper's Hawk

Frio and Dr. K have the same look on their faces

Heelers and me

Long view down the middle branch

All red flowers are those of a blooming Hedgehog Cactus







This & next 5:  Pyrrhuloxia






"Redhead" showing itself on Faxon Yucca

This & next 2:  flower stalk growing on Faxon Yucca



Dr. K with Heelers

Frio and Willow

Willow and Frio

View from Right Branch Arroyo

Dr. K exiting the right branch via the steep hill

 

1 comment:

Dr. K said...

It was so nice to get to see some of the cacti that were beginning to bloom. I especially like your photos of the Hedgehog cactus flowers.

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