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Thursday, June 16, 2016

The Toaster

Tooling along the high foothills trail
It was already so hot this morning Becca and I felt like two pieces of sliced bread inside our Oster toaster.  There wasn't a breath of wind to ameliorate the heat.  We did a long hike nevertheless, careful of where we were walking due to yesterday's meetup with a Western Diamondback Rattlesnake.  We're always cautious during snake season, but a close encounter of the third kind with a venomous viper always makes us a bit more twitchy.  No snake sightings today, though.
Straight across a small plateau

Sea of Ocotillos

White-thorn Acacia

Sweetest-smelling flowers in the Chihuahuan Desert

West of the mountain

Becca enjoying a shade break

Lots of Ocotillos growing between here and the Organs

Soaptree Yucca fruit

Tiny yellow spider on a yucca flower


Joined by other insects

Yet another break

The side of our property closest to the arroyo

Desert Cottontail at our waterhole

Long quaff

Desert Willow

Desert Willow (not a true willow)


Dr. K said...

Packrat, you have such a good eye. I don't know how you spotted that tiny spider on the yucca flower.

packrat said...

Well, it was small, but not that small, Dr. K. :)

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