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Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Mid-November Blossoms

It's the middle of November and flowers are still blooming here in the Chihuahuan Desert.  It's quite amazing to see Soaptree Yuccas with creamy white blossoms and other stalks just beginning to bud out.  Not sure how hot or cold it is in other parts of the country/world, but we're slated to hit 74 degrees Fahrenheit today.  Last warm day for a while, though, as a cold front is slated to enter our area tomorrow.  We're been as low as 37F already, so it's a good thing I switched over from our evaporative cooler to our furnace a few days ago.  Becca enjoyed her third jaunt into the desert after a ten-day layoff.
Prickly Pear/Yucca/Moon

Focus on the yucca

Focus on the moon

Long flank of Tortugas Mountain

Big Torrey Yucca in the foothills

Getting power across the desert

Stellar view

Scratch stop

We'll be climbing that road soon enough

Critter check

The green (center) indicates where the arroyo is

Small Devil's Claw

Crazy clouds over Tortugas and the Organs

Three amigos

Sunny with clouds

Barrel Cactus mandala

Large Soaptree Yucca

One stalk of a Soaptree Yucca in bloom, others just starting

The flowers are so heavy they've bowed the stalk

Flowers, budding stalks and sky

Closer look at these gorgeous flowers

1 comment:

Dr. K said...

I especially like the composition of the photos with the yucca flowers.

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