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Friday, September 9, 2016

Hazy Late Summer Day

High foothills trail
It was 62F when Becca and I hit the trail west of Tortugas Mountain this morning, but oh was it humid--so much so that the air between Tortugas and the Organ Mountains was noticeably hazy.  Comfort level was low even in the shade, but when we broke into sunlight it felt downright icky.  Still, the Beckster and I had a lot of fun on our long trek, and, as usual, I got some interesting images to post on the blog.
View from on high

Tiquilia greggii

Rocky going

Field of Plumed Crinklemat

With sunlight blemish

Computer-doctored sunlight blemish

No blemish at all

Becca constantly scouts the territory for critters

Noticeable haze caused by high humidity

What's at the top of that Ocotillo?

Why it's two White-winged Doves

Pencil Cholla fruit

Range Ratany

Egg-on-a-stick mushroom

Desert Marigold

Barrel Cactus still with a few flowers
Plumed Crinklemat

Closeup of Barrel Cactus blossoms

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