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Thursday, June 30, 2016

Pendulum Days

Day before yesterday:  cool.  Yesterday:  hot.  Today:  mostly cloudy and cool.  I'm not complaining; the back-and-forth is certainly far better than just "hot."  We're "officially" into monsoon season now, and all you can do is put up with the constant high humidity and hope the desert gets some beneficial rain.  More often than not, though, no precipitation is forthcoming, and you understand why some indigenous people felt the need to go outside and perform rain dances to encourage the sky to deliver on a promise.
Headed for higher ground

Leveling off on the plateau

Where in the world is Becca Sandiego?

She's out of the frame now

View past Tortugas to the Organ Mountains

Ocotillo blossoms are at it again

Interesting patterns

Darkness on the horizon

This Roadrunner was hunting nearby

Will we get rain again?

I love to watch these critters hunt

Spotting something

On the move

I've seen Roadrunners kill and consume small birds

Ms. Becca takes a break

Live millipede

Dead millipede

Lesser Nighthawk

Long view of the overcast sky

Zooming in a little

Buggy Whip wands against the sky

Into the wild blue yonder

Prickly Pears beginning to ripen

Bunny relaxing in our front yard

1 comment:

Dr. K said...

The overcast sky made some interesting shadows on the desert. The photo "Darkness on the Horizon" looks as if it's a painting. Very nice!

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