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Sunday, April 24, 2022

Darling Companions

First 3:  powered paraglider
Dr. K, Willow, Frio and I did a usual hike in our section of northern Chihuahuan Desert this morning, and we all enjoyed a pleasant outing; the weather conditions were almost ideal:  sunny with a cool breeze.

We saw quite a few aviators out there today:  two powered paragliders, Swainson's Hawks, Turkey Vultures, a House Finch, assorted sparrows and a Pyrrhuloxia.  Wish I could have captured better images of all.

After our trek we took a drive around several different neighborhoods before heading home.



People photobombing a long-distance shot of the observatory

Paraglider near Tortugas Mountain

Used a Dry Brush filter on this image

Swainson's Hawk

This & next:  similar view of the Organ Mountains


House Finch on yucca

Ancient Soaptree Yucca

Yin/Yang

This & next 2:  fruit of the Torrey Yucca



This & next:  Ocotillo in front of the Organs


Willow and Frio

This & next 2:  Ocotillo buds and flowers



Pyrrhuloxia on Ocotillo branch

 

1 comment:

Dr. K said...

I really like those first three photos of the hang glider. Gliding looks like scary fun.

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