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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Beating the Rain

Giant divining rod?
Becca and I were able to get in a moderately-long hike west of the Tortoise without getting wet; we weren't even sprinkled on.  I wasn't so lucky when I went grocery shopping in the late morning.  When I came out of Target it was raining quite hard, and it had only lessened a bit by the time I emerged from Albertsons.  Ah, well, you can't have everything.  On a positive note, though, Albertsons had Dale's Pale Ale on sale:  two dollars off the regular cost for a six-pack.  Hurrah! 
Sky is starting to threaten

Velvety Nerisyrenia

Velvety Nerisyrenia is the most common mustard in the Chihuahuan Desert

Really dark to the west

Organ Mountains

The road that crosses between Tortugas and the Organ Mountains

Torrey Yucca beginning to bloom

The trail back into the foothills


Dr. K said...

It's the small things in life that make us happy.

Scott said...

Impressive flower images, Packrat. We've finally got some crocuses and snowdrops blooming here (way behind schedule), but we're supposed to get snow showers on Friday--the first day of spring. You might know. This winter seemingly will never end.

I'm a dark beer guy myself--porters and stouts are my preferred brews.

packrat said...

I don't mind a good porter or stout, Scott, but I'm not a huge fan of really dark beer.

Will you folks back there ever get rid of the snow?

Grand View--Not

Early morning moon A man and woman were just starting down the Bridal Veil Falls Trail when we rolled into the Grand View Trail parking lot....