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Monday, May 7, 2012

Lowdown in the Low Country

Soaptree Yucca in the Chihuahuan Desert
It was hot down here this morning, a lot hotter than it's been in the high country.  Nevertheless, we did a long hike around the west side of Tortugas Mountain.  Heard our first cicada today, whose sound is reminiscent of a Rattlesnake--though a lot louder.  Reminds me of that Matsuo Basho poem:

Did it scream
until it became all voice?
Cicada shell.
Black-tailed Jackrabbit

Rest time

Soaptree Yucca flowers

Creamy-white blossoms

Insects love these flowers--as did the Apache Tribe

One of our favorite shade Yuccas toppled over

Desert dog loves her morning hikes

1 comment:

Dr. K said...

Usually we don't hear the cicadas until we get some rain

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