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Saturday, December 19, 2015

Outback Again

Large Barrel Cactus growing in a Creosote Bush
After yesterday's interesting encounter with a Coyote, I couldn't help heading into its territory once more in hopes of another meeting.  No luck.  Becca and I won't visit again for a week or so just in case Mr. Canis latrans  lives in the area; we certainly don't want to force him to move.  It is fun to see these magnificent animals, though.  I can only guess that my attraction to Coyotes stems from my love of dogs, an emotion I first experienced as a very young boy getting to meet my Uncle Ed's German Shorthair Pointers in the Adirondack Mountains region of New York.
In an arroyo west of Tortugas Mountain

Clouds and contrails over the Organs

In Coyote territory yet again

A long way from here to the Organ Mountains

Front legs of a Soaptree Yucca

An arroyo runs through it

Tall Pencil Cholla

Lone, leafless Ocotillo

1 comment:

Dr. K said...

Even in winter, when the landscape is so brown, the desert is beautiful.

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