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Friday, January 3, 2014

Brink of the Weekend

Cactus Wren
January 3rd in the Chihuahuan Desert.  While other parts of the country--primarily the Midwest and the East Coast--are struggling under a crippling snowstorm, we here in the desert Southwest are heading for a high of 57 degrees Fahrenheit.  That's pretty sunny and warm considering the temperatures back east.  Having lived in the snow belt of northeastern Ohio growing up, please understand I'm not lording our lovely weather over them; just enjoying what we have here now.

Trail along the upper foothills

Outer loop road

Looking back toward Tortugas and the Organs on the outer loop

Wind-shredded seed pod on a Soaptree Yucca stalk

Striking back up into the mountain
If you have problems here's a truck for you

My cabin                                                                                          


Dr. K said...

We are so lucky to be out of that terrible weather.

Caroline said...

Love the cabin. Can i move it to High Rolls??

Scott said...

Beautiful image of the Cactus Wren, Packrat. And, when I first saw the image of the shredded Soaptree Yucca seed pod, I though it was a raptor that had gotten entangled in something--a strange and beautiful image.

Send some of your warmth this way...

packrat said...


You can have the cabin, but you can't move it to High Rolls.


packrat said...

Thanks, Scott. I remember that kind of bitter cold all too well.

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