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Monday, August 1, 2022

Barrel Beautification

On the right bank of LDR-A
80F when Willow, Frio and I started off this morning, and the humidity was fairly high.  Felt pretty awful out there with almost nary a breeze.

Willow was in full pull mode for much of the hike, but, surprisingly, neither she nor Frio lurched forward when a jackrabbit sped across the trail no further than ten feet ahead of us.  And later--when we were bushwhacking across the floor to get to a Barrel Cactus for a photo-op--they didn't even see a small cottontail just a few feet away from us.  Before the bunny could take off I turned the Heelers around and bushwhacked away from the critter.  Aside from a few birds the hare and rabbit were the only animals I saw out there today.

Stopped off at our local Circle K to fuel up the CR-V on our way home.

This & next:  mutant Barrel Cactus


This & next 2:  small Barrel Cactus



This & next:  side view of a Barrel Cactus bud opening


Willow and Frio

Another small Barrel Cactus

The rest:  a small Barrel Cactus with almost yellow flowers





 

1 comment:

Dr. K said...

I really like the side views of the Barrel Cactus blooms. An unusual perspective.

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