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Thursday, November 17, 2016

Day 4

Looking down at a Devil's Head (Echinocactus horizonthalonius)
Today was the fourth day of Becca's rehab, and I may have pushed her a bit too far this morning.  Toward the end of our trek she limped briefly while we were heading east on Geothermal Road.  She stopped limping before we bumped into J.C. and Olivia, who returned to the area from Fairbanks, Alaska the day before yesterday.  I spoke for quite a while to them yesterday while Becca stayed in the car, but today I was worried her leg might stiffen up so I had to abbreviate our conversation with the two Alaskans.  So far since we've been home the Beckster doesn't seem to be gimping about.
Becca's loving her morning hike

Spiny Hedgehog Cactus

Pool player shoot with forked stick

Particularly sandy section of the Chihuahuan Desert west of Tortugas Mt.

Tops of Soaptree Yuccas

Soaptree Yucca dead flower stalks

Almost all Ocotillos are sans leaves now

Stages of life

Hedgehog and shadow

Loggerhead Shrike in a yucca

About to say something

Loggerhead Shrike on a buggy whip

Same Loggerhead Shrike, different perspective

Different Loggerhead Shrike on a different Ocotillo

Much-deserved rest

Desert telephone pole nursery

1 comment:

Dr. K said...

I like the photo called "Stages of Life"--very wise, Packrat.

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