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Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Hiking on Hump Day

Jackrabbit camouflage
It was hot on the trail this morning; nevertheless, Becca and I did a long hike.  There was very little wind to aid in evaporative cooling, but it's supposed to get gusty this afternoon.  We saw nobody in the outback during our trek--nobody, that is, except Jackrabbits and birds.  They're somebodies, after all.  Many of the Prickly Pear Cacti are coming into full bloom, a beautiful sight in the Chihuahuan Desert.

Creamy white flowers of the Soaptree Yucca

Break time!

Bishop's Cap

The blossoms of a single Prickly Pear Cactus

The artist's palette of the Prickly Pear Cactus

1 comment:

Dr. K said...

I can't wait until all of those prickly pear cacti bloom.

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