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Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Another Resupply Day at the Ranch

I had to abbreviate our hike a bit this morning so that I could run typical Tuesday-style errands today; by that I mean shopping excursion to both Target and Albertsons Grocery.  Becca and I bumped into our pal Jimmy down near the old white shack on the road leading to the mountaintop.  We talked for about fifteen minutes before heading our separate ways.  It was pleasantly warm in the desert during our trek, but now--mid-afternoon--we're almost 85F, a tad too hot for this time of year.
Moseying along

Cactus Wren

Ocotillo flowers starting to bloom

Claret Cups are still blooming all over the mountain


New growth

These are not pimento-stuffed olives, but Ocotillo buds

White Tackstem or Desert Chicory?

These flowers are almost microscopically small

Torrey Yucca still flowering

That's a silly face, Becca

Ocotillo flower stamens

Small Mesquite and Hedgehog Cactus mounds

Apache Plume in bloom


Dr. K said...

I love the photos of the blossoms, especially the ones of the ocotillos.

packrat said...

Thanks Dr. K!

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