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Saturday, February 6, 2016

A Tad Warmer

Loggerhead Shrike
It was crowded around the mountain this morning, perhaps because the temperature had warmed up.  Becca and I ran into no one in the outback on a long trek west of Tortugas, but we did bump into our buddy, Jimmy, on the way back in.  He and I talked for a long while before going our separate ways.  He was heading to the top of the mountain, and Becca and I were headed to PicQuik to get gas in the RAV4.  That gas station/convenience store was jam-packed with customers, but we were fortunate to find an empty pump.

From lower desert to high

Trail over the ridge

Mesa-like flat west of the mountain

A few headless Soaptree Yuccas

Baby Soaptrees

Torrey Yucca

Cactus Wren

Down another arroyo

Organ Mountains

Closeup of the Organs

Scarecrow-like Soaptree Yucca

Prickly situation

Yucca and Ocotillo west of Tortugas

Embarrassed Prickly Pear Cactus pad


Dr. K said...

That second photo of the loggerhead shrike with its mouth open (was it singing?) is so cute.

packrat said...

Thanks, Dr. K. Yes, it was singing an operetta. :)

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