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Friday, December 2, 2016

Slight Warming Trend

Loggerhead Shrike
It was warmer this morning, comfortable enough to require only a light windbreaker over a long-sleeve shirt and lightweight long trousers.  The sun was in and out all during our trek, so at times I considered removing the windbreaker; but each time I did the sun disappeared again making the temp feel colder.  Becca never has to deal with these issues, and I envy her that.  We bumped into J.C. and Olivia on our way back in, and we all stood talking for a short while.
Getting the evil eye from a Loggerhead Shrike

Sky over Tortugas

Along the west side of the mountain

Deeply-rutted single-track trail

Spotting somebody on the mountain behind us

Typical Chihuahuan Desert flora

Small arroyo far west of the mountain

Tortured Ocotillo

Heading for an arroyo to explore

Tall Torrey Yucca

Soaptree Yuccas

Sky

Becca up ahead in the arroyo

Distant view of the mountains

Tortugas (left) and the Organ Mountains

Ooops

Small dark clouds blemish the others

Some Paperflowers still blooming

Ream of Paperflowers

Becca hiking way ahead of the pack

1 comment:

Dr. K said...

The photo that you called "Sky" has kind of an eerie quality to it, at least to me. I'm glad it was a little bit warmer today.

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