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Monday, June 20, 2016

Moseying on Monday

Do you cairn for me?
The last few days we've been in the 100s (106.9F on Saturday), but we're headed "only" to 95F today.  Nevertheless, it still felt very hot in the northern Chihuahuan Desert this morning; and there wasn't a hint of a breeze to ameliorate the heat.  Regardless of the high temps, Becca and I took a long hike west of Tortugas Mountain and were rewarded with some interesting sights along the way.
Front leg stand?

Down the bobsled run

Jogger on the mountain road

Baby bunny (Desert Cottontail)

Chunk of wood that resembles a Horned Lizard's head

Fruit of the Soaptree Yucca

Yucca fruit that looks like green peanuts

Back to Tortugas

Ocotillos

Ants pulling a small flower into their ant hole

Almost in now

Just trying to show how green the Buggy Whips still are

Fine greenery

Dead leaves covering the trunk of a Torrey Yucca

Intense shade break

1 comment:

Dr. K said...

It's amazing how ants work together to bring objects (such as that flower) much bigger than they are into their holes.

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