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Friday, May 5, 2017

Another Dogless Trek

Hairy Velvet Ant (Dasymutilla arenivaga)
Today was the third day I left Becca at home when I did a morning hike, and she seems to have benefited from the time off.  Tomorrow I'll take her on a short trek to monitor her leg and make sure she doesn't start limping again.  This has happened to her three or four times now, and we're hard-pressed to figure out what's causing the problem.  I continually inspect her paw pads for thorns or puncture wounds, but I don't find any.  We're hoping she'll recover quickly from this latest incident and be able to get back on the trail.
Plumed Crinklemat (Tiquilia greggii)

Plumed Crinklemat (Borage family)

How do you get into this thing?

Soaptree Yucca buds

Soaptree Yucca flowers

Soaptree Yucca flower stalk

Soaptree Yuccas blooming everywhere

Ocotillo buds

Prickly Pear buds

Buds on the brink of blossomhood

Prickly Pear flowers (early stages)

Extra-tall Soaptree Yucca

Love the camo:  Common Checkered Whiptail Lizard

Becca in the enclosed patio

1 comment:

Dr. K said...

I really like the different shades of pink of the plumed crinklemat flowers.

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