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Monday, March 30, 2015

Warm, Humid and Overcast

Claret Cup Hedgehog Cactus is blooming all over the mountain
It was 70 F when we went out this morning with a solid overcast.  The humidity felt high, as if rain could break out at any moment.  It felt that way during our long hike as Becca and I trekked along the trails west of Tortugas Mountain.  There were a few other hikers out, but we didn't encounter any.  All in all we had a very pleasant outing to the west of the Tortoise.
On the high trail

White-winged Dove

Scalloped Phacelia

Claret Cup

Claret Cup

Torrey Yuccas

Torrey Yucca

Closeup of flowers

An overcast Chihuahuan Desert

No leaves yet on the Ocotillo

Always willing to keep going

Flank of Tortugas Mountain

Velvety Nerisyrenia

Velvety Nerisyrenia

Claret Cup


Dr. K said...

I wasn't familiar with the scalloped phacelia. What a pretty flower.

packrat said...

I wasn't familiar with it either, Dr. K. I had to look the plant up to identify it.

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