Warming up today, but Becca and I got out while it was still cool. We enjoyed the desert scenery as usual.
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Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Monday, April 27, 2009
Research Associate Becca and I got out on the trail early this morning, taking in the sights on the east side of Tortugas. Here's something that made us cringe: a large spider's lair.
Sunday, April 26, 2009
Research Associate Becca, Dr. K and I were taking in the scenery on the east side of Tortugas Mountain this morning. See for yourselves.
Saturday, April 25, 2009
It's been a while since I've photographed this mesquite and Strawberry Pitaya Cactus living in a controversial symbiotic relationship.
Friday, April 24, 2009
Research Associate Becca was oh so happy this morning when we hopped into the COCMobile for a research trip out to Tortugas Mountain. Just how rugged is this section of the Chihuahuan Desert? See for yourself.
Thursday, April 23, 2009
No hike around Tortugas Mountain for the Beckster and I this morning. I was in El Paso having the pulpy matter removed from one of my teeth. So here are two photos that somehow remind me of the drilling process. A Hummingbird drilling an Ocotillo blossom.
The same avian creature getting deeper into the pulpy matter.
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
It's hard to appreciate the beauty of the Chihuahuan Desert when one of my teeth is throbbing in pain. Nevertheless--after an emergency trip to the dentist this morning--the dogged Research Associate Becca and I went for a hike on the Sunset Side of Tortugas. Here's an arroyo whose water course has cut a deep bank.
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Monday, April 20, 2009
Becca and I were out on the east side of Tortugas enjoying the warm weather this morning. We spotted this adolescent bird at the top of a boulder. At first I thought it was a Rock Wren, but it looks more like a young Western Kingbird.
Sunday, April 19, 2009
Research Associate Becca, Dr. K, and I were out around the mountain this morning. Beautiful day. Here's a look at the west side of Tortugas.
Soaptrees near and far After an extended period of bushwhacking when we returned to the left branch arroyo to resume our normal hike Dr. K s...