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Friday, June 28, 2013

Clearner Air!

Late-blooming Ocotillo flowers
The air here in the Mesilla Valley was much better today--no smoky skies, no "taste" of campire smoke.  The wind was blowing fairly strongly, and it was keeping the atmosphere fresh.  We did have the misfortune of crossing paths with a young woman jogger who had a megaphone mouth.  I don't mean to sound intolerant, but she was yelling at the top of her lungs for her dog, who wasn't paying attention.  A simple whistle or two might have sufficed to get the dog's attention.  Having somebody screaming for her dog is a definite hindrance to finding solitude.
Becca scoping out a noisy jogger

Tortugas Mountain (left) and the Organ Mountains

Heavy clouds rolling in

Road around the mountain

Far west of Tortugas (Tortoise) Mountain

Clean air in the Chihuahuan Desert

Midsection of the Organ Mountains


Scott said...

Looks like clean air and some clouds; they've got to be welcome.

NPR had a meteorologist reporting this morning that the West from Mexico to Canada is in for a week of very high temperatures. I hope it breaks by the time Kali and I fly to Denver next Saturday.

Dr. K said...

I love the colors of the ocotillo blossoms.

packrat said...

116 F in Phoenix yesterday, Scott; 115 F in Vegas. Of course, Denver is a mile high, so that ameliorates some of the heat. It will probably be nice when you get up there. Have fun!

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