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Monday, October 10, 2016

Overnight Rain

What's that expression?
Never heard the rain during the night, but Becca woke me up several times because she heard thunder; I heard it too then.  It sounded pretty distant so I didn't think we'd gotten any precipitation.  But the desert was wet this morning, and it was extremely humid when the Beckster and I hit the trail west of Tortugas Mountain.  Nonetheless, we had a nice, long hike during which I took some photos of interesting things.
Desert Palafox

Looking for a business opportunity

Desert Marigold

I'm guessing it's an abandoned Cactus Wren nest

Maybe an Orange Sulfur on a Trailing Four O'Clock flower

Cevallia sinuata (aka "Stingleaf" or "Stinging Serpent")

A flycatcher (I'm guessing Say's Phoebe)

Queen of the hill

Mountain bikers have slowly been repairing the single-track

1 comment:

Dr. K said...

That cactus wren nest looks so precarious between those two ocotillo branches, but I'm sure it's pretty secure. Those birds know what they're doing.

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