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Tuesday, June 11, 2013

So This is the Desert?

Searching for shade
It was 76 F when Becca and I left for our trek this morning.  As I'm posting this (1:53 p.m. Mountain Time) it's 102 F.  We're in a hot spell that looks to last through the week, with little relief in sight.  There's a vague chance of precipitation for the weekend, but it's really a slim-to-none deal, I'm sure.  Oddly enough--despite the heat and aridity--there have been more people out on the mountain than usual.  I'm sure it has to do with the end of the school year, and I'm certain people will feel less and less inclined to hike in the heat.

Dry, dusty road

It even looks hot

Can you make out the eye shadow on this White-Wing Dove?

Even wild hares have to groom themselves


Dr. K said...

Great photos of the jackrabbit and dove. I like the detail.

Scott said...

The blue eye shadow's faint, but I can see it on this glamorous white-winged dove!

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