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Sunday, March 2, 2014

Dynamic Sunday

Starting out west of Tortugas
At 3:15 a.m. it started raining, and it came down for several hours straight.  Everything was wet when I took Becca out into the yard this morning.  Things were still wet when Dr. K, Becca and I set off for the mountain and, at times, it looked as if rain was imminent again.  A pretty strong wind kept sweeping the rain clouds away, though, and the conditions were perfect for some interesting photography.  We did an extra long trek today, putting quite a few miles on our paws.
Ominous sky over the Organ Mountains

Small pool of muddy water

That's Bishop's Cap on the horizon

Constant wind swept threatening clouds away

Husband and wife

A view from far west of Tortugas Mountain

The start of the bushwhacking portion of the hike

Tortugas from even further west

I'm 5' 11"

Chihuahuan Desert vista

3 comments:

Dr. K said...

It's so nice to enjoy the scent of the rain in the desert.

Scott said...

You're right, Packrat: excellent opportunities for some interesting images because of the clouds and wind. Did Becca's paws get muddy?

Kali and I went for a walk around noon, but it started to shower almost immediately so we turned around; we weren't dressed for rain. Then, as soon as we got back to the car, it stopped, of course, and held off for the rest of the afternoon. How's that for timing. But now it has started to rain again (6 p.m. Sunday), and it's supposed to change to snow after midnight and won't stop until we have another 8-10".

If we don't lose electricity (plus heat, water, and light), I'll keep you posted.

packrat said...

Becca's paws did get slightly muddy, Scott.

While Dr. K and I were watching the news this morning we were marveling at the weather conditions back there. This has got to be one of the worst winters on record for you folks. Hope it comes to a quick end.

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