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Thursday, July 21, 2022

Another Heater

First 2:  Verdin on Ocotillo
Another scorcher out there this morning as Dr. K, Willow, Frio and I did our daily hike.  Fortunately a wind--albeit a warm one--blew most of the time.  Humidity was fairly high, though.  I think we have about a 30% chance of rain this afternoon.

The Barrel Cacti are blooming now, adding a splash of brilliant color to our section of northern Chihuahuan Desert.


House Finch in Desert Willow

This & next 2:  Ocotillos and clouds



This & next 2:  3 artsy shots of desert sunlight



This & next:  I've never seen an Ocotillo yellow out this way


Organ Mountains

Long dirt road

Tortugas and the Organs

Swainson's Hawk eyeing another bird

To be . . .

Fishhook Barrel Cactus flower and buds

. . . or not to be

This & next:  Fishhook Barrel Cactus


Willow and Frio

The rest:  same Barrel Cactus






 

1 comment:

Dr. K said...

What a gorgeous photo of the House Finch in the Desert Willow.

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