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Friday, September 7, 2012

Frjá-dagr (Old Norse)

A patch of Prickly Pear
It was already hot when we set off this morning, and whenever the wind died down the perspiration level increased due to high humidity.  There's a 20% chance of getting the rain we didn't get yesterday.  The temperature is supposed to cool for tomorrow, dropping into the mid- to upper 80s.  A week or so ago we had a strong hint of the arrival of fall, but, apparently, the seasons decided not to cooperate. 

Ocotillo leaves and thorns

Becca and our two shadows

An ancient Torry Yucca (about 10 ft. tall)

A rock broken in an interesting way

1 comment:

Dr. K said...

Summer sure is lingering, which is common in the desert.

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