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Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Lowdown on the High Country

Little fella Ocotillos
Becca and I did a quick hike in the low desert before heading home to shower (me, not her), pack and head to the high country with Dr. K.  It's a lot cooler up here, but still humid, and rain is possible.  We got 3.15 inches since we were last here two weeks ago.  Because of the precip, though, we have yard work to do.  No rush on it, however, because we're spending five days in the mountains.
Trudging along in the high humidity

Loggerhead Shrike

Rain encourages growth of the Devil's Claw (see the ominous shadow?)

Two aliens we encountered on the trail

Becca near the pumphouse in High Rolls, NM

Rain seems a distinct possibility

Dr. K and Becca on our narrow driveway

I ID'd this ground cover last year, but I don't recall what it is

Railroad ties in our drive, meant to keep you from going over a cliff

Clouds building over the Sacramento Mountains

Sweet Peas growing in our yard

1 comment:

Dr. K said...

The sweet peas are growing wild in our yard due to recent rains (3 inches in about 2 weeks).

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