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Monday, May 14, 2012

Monday Quickie Hike

Foothills trail under cloudy skies
A slightly forced hike this morning because of other obligations, but Becca and I still put some mileage on our paws.  It was pleasantly cool on our trek due to a cold front that blew through last night; it brought some heavy storms to the Sacramento Mountains, and even a tornado to Socorro County.  Fortunately the tornado touched down in open land.  It has already sprinkled here a bit, and there's a possibility of more precip.
Tortugas (left) and the Organ Mountains


Always on the lookout

Long road to Tortugas

A millipede with an inquiring mind

Soaptree Yucca in bloom (notice the hula skirt)

Yucca blossoms (left) and Ocotillo wands

A huge Cholla cactus behind our house


A dove's nest in the Cholla branches


1 comment:

Dr. K said...

That nest in the cholla is amazingly intricate and sturdy.

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