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Friday, January 29, 2016

Weekend's Brink

Into the light
The Beckster and I had a nice long hike west of Tortugas Mountain this morning, and we were able to fully enjoy the weather because it was absolutely beautiful:  sunny, warm with no wind.  In fact, I was able to take off my vest at the midway point of our journey and stow it in my daypack.  Just before we got back to the car after the trek we ran into JC and Olivia and stood talking to them for a while; it's understood, I hope, that I talked to them.  Becca just sought pets from her two human friends, and they were more than happy to oblige her.
Follow the trail

Up on the flank

Another cactus garden (they're all over the place)

Heading west into the outback

Ocotillo partners

An area rich with Javelina prints

Soaptree Yucca with normal, straight flower stalks

Barrel Cactus and Prickly Pears

Soaptree Yucca with curved flower stalk that seems to mimic the trail above

Different perspective of the curved flower stalk

On a hill looking toward the mountains

Javelinas have been eating these Prickly Pear Cactus pads

How far we are from the city

Distant rider and Bishop Cap

One lump or two?

Further up the hill

Hedgehog Cactus

Clouds and contrails over the Organs

1 comment:

Dr. K said...

That's an amazing flower stalk on the soaptree yucca.

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