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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Between Storms

Lineman school is in session again
It rained much of the day yesterday and kept up into the night.  It was sprinkling when I took Becca out to do her business in the backyard this morning, but it soon let up.  We were fortunate, again, to get in a long hike without getting wet, but it started raining lightly on our ride home.  We badly need the rain, so it's a welcome relief to get some; but when you're used to sunny skies and warm days the rain and overcast can get you down a bit.
Clouds around the Doña Ana Mountains

High foothills trail

Opening as soon as the sun makes an appearance

Bishop Cap

Still in the foothills

Now you see them

Now you don't

Soaptree Yucca

The Organ Mountains are part of the southern Rockies chain

Flowering in the foothills

Opening up

Another "redhead" popping up

Mustard flowers everywhere

3 comments:

Dr. K said...

I still can't believe how beautiful those yucca blossoms are.

Scott said...

Dr. K's right: the yucca blossoms are really nice. Did you get a muddy belly photographing the mustards? If so, it was worth it!

Most of our residual snow is gone--except for the occasional plow glaciers in the parking lots. Tomorrow, we're supposed to get up to "a few" inches of wet snow and/or rain. Oh, goody. It'll be gone by the end of the weekend, but it's still a nuisance.

packrat said...

Geez, Scott, you people must be absolutely sick of the weather back there.

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