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Sunday, July 17, 2022

Brisa Caliente

Whitethorn Acacia
Felt like a blast furnace out there this morning especially with the hot wind blowing in our faces.

We did the standard hike, but took additional shade breaks due to the heat.  We usually leave the choice of stopping in shadow up to Willow who's not hesitant about pulling up for a respite.

We all were pretty anxious to get out of the hot desert sun and back into the air-conditioned comfort of the CR-V.

Grove

Barrel and beyond

Barrel Cactus flowers and buds

This & next:  same Barrel Cactus


Buds and flowers

This & next:  Heelers back and front


This & next:  moon and Ocotillo


This & next 4:  same buds and blossoms





Thorns and flowers of a Barrel Cactus

 

1 comment:

Dr. K said...

Beautiful photos of the Barrel cactus buds and blossoms. I have always loved that orange-yellowish color.

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