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Friday, February 12, 2016

Arrogant Bastard

Early start up the mountain trail
The title doesn't refer to me nor to some jerk we met in the desert this morning, but rather to the bourbon-barrel-aged ale I bought to consume over the next three days:  Arrogant Bastard (8.1% ABV) is the name of the brew.  Quite good, too.  Nothing like a powerful ale to wet one's whistle after a long morning hike in the Chihuahuan Desert.  Of course, I'll be drinking it at night. Becca has to stick with agua, though, good old H2O:  0.0% ABV.
Coming to a steep hill

Ready to drop down into the lower desert

West of Tortugas and the Organs

Soaptree Yucca in a large arroyo

Trekking the other way down the arroyo

Sitting on its butt with legs outstretched

I'd bet that a Javelina was munching this Prickly Pear pad

Two Cactus Wrens

Hey--where'd the other one go?

Cactus Wrens make quite a racket

Markings on a Cactus Wren's back


Dr. K said...

As the weather warms up we'll hear more birdsong. I can't wait.

Liz Tipping said...

enjoy the warmth, We're expecting minus seven celsius here tomorrow! Great photos as always!

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