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Thursday, January 30, 2014

Big Warm Up

Large Prickly Pear Cactus
40 degrees when we hit the trail.  Since we're warming up to 74 today it was hard to know how to dress.  It was a tad too chilly to go with shorts, so I opted for light weight Ex Officio pants, short-sleeve shirt and an anorak.  By the time we bumped into JC and Shaque I was already feeling a little overdressed.  Since Shaque is a Fairbanks, Alaska resident he seems to mind the heat a little more than Becca, who's a desert dog through-and-through.
Loving the desert

Blue skies

Loggerhead Shrike

Pointer Sisters Yuccas

Looking like spring

This tall Torrey Yucca looks like an inverted cowboy spur

JC and Shaque on the inner loop trail

Mr. Shaque

1 comment:

Dr. K said...

The yucca can grow in twisted, interesting ways.

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