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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Spring Winds

The trail to the Sunset Parking area
Becca and I were fortunate to just beat the strong, battering winds this morning.  We got in a fairly long hike on the west side of Tortugas Mountain before heading back.  Luckily we bumped into our buddy Jimmy on the road to the mountaintop, and stood talking to him for a good while.  Becca is always very excited to see her pal the J-man.  Jimmy was recently returned from an outing to Costa Rica, and we chatted for a bit about his Central American explorations on the Pacific Coast.  Sounds like a fascinating place to visit.
Symbiosis

Strawberry Pitaya

Am I being followed?

Allthorn

The way we just descended the mountain

Tiny white trumpets

Tortugas from the outer loop road

Becca headed south on the road around the mountain

Soaptree Yucca flower stalk

Soon to be pretty white flowers

Prickly Pear blossoms

Range Ratany

Wooly Paperflower

Flycatcher or Curve-billed Thrasher?

This and the next two:  Strawberry Pitaya Cactus (can't get enough of them)



Devil's Head beginning to bloom

Flower of the Devil's Head

White-thorn Acacia

Guess

Pitaya are exploding all over the mountain

This and the next two:  Cane Cholla flowers



1 comment:

Dr. K said...

It's so good to see Becca to her usual healthy self. The winds got even worse in the afternoon, making my commute pretty nasty.

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