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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

The Desert, After Rain

Ocotillos and a long expanse of Chihuahuan Desert
We had a significant amount of rain yesterday, and it was greatly needed and greatly appreciated.  The cool air the front ushered in was wonderful, and it felt almost chilly this morning.  I brought a jacket, but never put it on.  Becca and I logged a lot of miles on our paws as we plied the outback region surrounding Tortugas Mountain.  The only people we saw were a pair of ATVers riding the dirt roads.  They were respectful riders on machines that were properly mufflered; I have no problem with people like that.
Becca on the alert

Soaptree Yuccas in bloom

The cloudy Organ Mountains

Is that a Jackrabbit in that bush?

Leafed-out Ocotillo

A young man and young woman on All-Terrain Vehicles

Becca in the vast Chihuahuan Desert

Harbinger of more rain

Prickly Pear Cactus flower

1 comment:

Dr. K said...

We sure need the rain, even though I miss the sunshine.

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