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Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Early Trekking on Reprovision Day

Skeleton of a Prickly Pear Cactus pad
Because I had to go shopping later in the morning at both Target and Albertsons Becca and I needed to get a very early start; which we did.  We were able to do a decently-long hike west of Tortugas Mountain, and I had plenty of time to take as many photos as I desired.  While Dr. K is always patient regarding my picture-taking Becca is often impatient to keep going.  She only wants to stop when she decides to take a short break in the shade.  I get that because I'm often impatient with her when she wants to smell every other bush in the desert.
The "I-think-I-smell-something look"

Dropping down to the lower desert

Spectacle Pod flowers

Break time!

Wooly Paperflower

Tip of a Soaptree Yucca flower stalk

Loaded with tiny white flowers

Dune Evening Primrose

Organ Mountains across a vast Chihuahuan Desert

Soaptree Yuccas are putting up flower stalks

Closeup of a Soaptree Yucca flower stalk

Soon to be covered in creamy-white flowers

Strawberry Pitaya Cactus

Scott's Oriole singing his head off

Can a bird look sheepish?

Ocotillo flowers against sky and mountain


Dr. K said...

That Scott's Oriole is such a beautiful songbird.

packrat said...

Isn't he, Dr. K? :)

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