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Monday, May 1, 2017

The Transition Begins Again

Eager to get going
The transition I'm referring to in the title is that from cold to hotter temperatures--all over again.  For the past few days our weather approximated that of late fall or early winter, but now we're headed back up the temperature scale.  Low 80s for starts and high 80s at week's end.  Undoubtedly I'll have to convert over from the furnace to the evaporative cooler real soon.  The cold snap was quite a surprise for so late in the month of April.  Becca and I had a very nice hike west of Tortugas Mountain this morning, running into only one other outdoorsy person toward the end of our trek.
View to the Organ Mountains

Soaptree Yucca flowers

Soaptree Yucca blossoms

Becca on break

Buds, spent buds and a flower

Soaptree Yucca flower stalk

Sun through Soaptree Yucca blossoms

A type of Sandwort?

Closeup of flower

Lesser Nighthawk in flight (very difficult to photograph)

Spot the Lesser Nighthawk

Desert Marigold

Crossing the Crosscut Trail

1 comment:

Dr. K said...

I really like the design of the 2nd soaptree yucca blossoms. The sky is such an intense shade of blue.

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