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Sunday, April 17, 2022

Four For the Outback

Organ Mountains early this morning
Dr. K, Willow, Frio and I did the regular hike this morning, and we had the good fortune of not seeing the guy who hikes with his Brittany Spaniels and pipsqueak dog.

The weather was quite pleasant for the trek, though it did begin to warm up toward the conclusion; we're headed for 86F today.

We went for a drive after our outing, and that accounts for the final two photos here of somebody's front yard.  The Purple Prickly Pear were particularly purple.

Swainson's Hawk

Swainson's Hawk in a Torrey Yucca

Torrey Yucca in bloom (long view)

Swainson's Hawk in the yucca

Geode sans ode

Willow and Frio

Swainson's Hawk again

This & next 3:  Claret Cup Cactus




Dr. K with Frio and Willow

This & next 3:  Turkey Vulture




Last 2:  residential front yard


 

1 comment:

Dr. K said...

Spectacular photos of the Claret Cup flowers, Packrat.

Those purple Prickly Pear look so distinctive.

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