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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Just Beyond the Hump

Headed for the outback
Becca and I got an early start on our trek west of Tortugas Mountain this morning.  The weather was just beautiful.  There were a few more people out and about this morning, but we only had a close encounter of the third kind with one:  a man hiking alone who said to us, "Nice morning, isn't it?"  I agreed, but Becca was noncommittal.   She and I did a long hike replete with some bushwhacking again; it's often the best way to get the perspective you want on particular photographs.
Claret Cup Hedgehog Cacti are blooming all over the mountain

All-dog-all-the-time blog

Sandy respite

Day at the beach

Looking west down a large arroyo

Looking east from the same spot

Long dirt road across the desert floor

Heading back into the high foothills

A dead Ocotillo snapped off by the wind

Can't stop photographing Torrey Yuccas

Creamy white flowers

Tinged with maroon

Tortugas (Tortoise) Mountain

I watched this Roadrunner carrying sticks into a Yucca for a nest

How's that for camouflage?

White-winged Dove atop a Yucca


1 comment:

Dr. K said...

I love the design that the cream white yucca flowers make in your photo.

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