|Willow and Frio|
We saw nobody else during our regular hike: east toward the Organs on the east/west cross trail, up the left branch of the new arroyo, down the middle branch and then up the right branch.
On the way home I stopped to photograph three Century Plants growing close together, and then I made a detour to drive through streets in our neighborhood to see if I could discover the reason for the very brown water that came out of our taps early this morning. On the southern section of our road and around the corner on another there were obvious signs that utility workers had been busy during the night: muddy patches where water ran from pipes, construction cones and colored plastic flags marking the location of water pipes.
|Long view of Tortugas and the Organs|
|This & next: Prickly Pear with buds|
|Frio and Willow in yucca shade|
|This & next: Black-throated Sparrow on Ocotillo branch|
|Prickly Pear trying to flower|
|Mesquite tree leaves|
|Almost blossoms of the Prickly Pear|
|Stopped on the way home to photograph Century Plants|
|This & next: Desert Bird of Paradise in our backyard|
|Mama dove I've been sprinkling every afternoon to stay cool|