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Saturday, July 31, 2010

HIDRI Day 16


Grandview Trail redux.

White blossoms on a thorny plant I thought was Crucifixion Thorn; but it isn't.

I'll just hide in the shadow of this rock.

Yucca fruit.



Delicate yellow flowers.

Friday, July 30, 2010

More Day Fifteen Pics


Will you bee my neighbor?

Are those fleas on the Fleabane?

Luna, the Great Pyranees, with a group of hikers.

Aspens.



Artsy Thistle shot.

HIDRI Day 15


Hubbell Canyon Trail redux. The Beckster just starting out this morning.

Caroline and a grove of Aspens.

Portrait of the Thistle as a young plant.

One of the gorgeous meadows along the Hubbell Canyon Trail.


After the meadows, a long climb into the forest.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

More Day Fourteen Pics


High desert near High Rolls, New Mexico.

A Prickly Pear pod with a drop of water in it.

Wild Strawberry.

HIDRI Day 14


A creative cairn on the Grandview Trail.

Reflection of a Yucca in a small pool of water.

Getting in the morning exercise.

Vibrant clouds above the distant mountains.


Quite a contrast.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

HIDRI Day 13


Swallowtail Butterfly, Grandview Trail, High Rolls, New Mexico.

Dr. K and Caroline on the Grandview Trail.

Several Turkey Vultures followed us a little too closely.

The start of something big.



The Beckster making her way back to the trail head.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

More Day Twelve Pics


Fuzzy Pods.

The view from Apache Point Observatory.

A star of a flower.

Stumped deer.



Just how old is this tree?

HIDRI Day 12


Flowers along the Rim Trail near Sunspot, New Mexico.

An insect (bee or fly?) enjoying some nectar.

A couple of happy hikers in the New Mexico high country.

The Big Dome at the Sunspot Solar Observatory.



The Tower Telescope at Sunspot.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Flowers for Violet







HIDRI Day 11


Caroline and Dr. K on the muddy Osha Trail.

Said muddy trail.

The Beckster in action.

Delicate purple flower.


White Sands under a layer of clouds.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

HIDRI Day 10


It's been raining almost continuously for two days. Becca, Dr. K, Caroline and I got pretty wet on the Grandview Trail this morning. Here's a look at the conditions at the research institute.

Poor Commander has had to endure a lot on this trip--but he is a Jeep, after all.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

HIDRI Day 9


A ramada on the Grandview Trail.

View from the ramada.

Gorgeous mountain scenery near High Rolls, New Mexico.

The intrepid explorer on one of High Rolls's most beautiful trails.



Lawn maintenance employee at the High Desert Research Institute.

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