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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Hiking on Hump Day

On the foothills trail
A mid-week hike in the outback always serves as a reminder about how important the natural world is.  When the spirit is vexed from dealing with mundane reality, a good long trek relaxes body and mind.  It was hot again today, but an obliging breeze kept the temperature out of the scorching range.  Becca, as you can see, takes a break in the shade whenever the spirit moves her.

One of many shade breaks

Ocotillo wands (aka "buggy whips")

Another rest in the shade

1 comment:

Dr. K said...

I love the heat but wish we didn't have to watch out for snakes.

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