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Saturday, October 29, 2016

Another Saturday Hike

Colorful weed
Long hike in the desert west of Tortugas Mountain with the Beckster this morning.  I always take more photos than I intend to on these excursions, but I was able to limit the number to 70 today.  Yesterday I took 110.  As I've said in the past the advent of digital media has made photography so much rewarding and less stressful than in the past.  Nevertheless, despite reduced cost and increased convenience, I always manage to go a bit overboard.  Fortunately Becca is a very patient dog.
Delicate form

Sparrows in an Ocotillo

Ballooning over the Mesilla Valley

Headed down to an arroyo--where else?

Dying yucca

Prickly Pear pad side view

Photobombed by sparrows in flight

Break!

That's actually a yucca in the distance (right), not a sprout

How tall is this Torrey Yucca?

This tall

Hedgehog Cactus

Colorful Ocotillo

Tasajillo bearing fruit

Another colorful Ocotillo

Soaptree Yucca flower stalk

Open Sesame

Trying to find the nectar

Aren't any of these things opened yet?

Some type of yucca beetle

Soaptree Yucca flower stalk

Stingleaf flower beyond its prime

1 comment:

Dr. K said...

There's something Halloween-ish about the photo of the dying yucca.

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