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Friday, July 14, 2017


Here you can't see what foretells of future rain
When Becca and I started off early this morning on the west side of Tortugas Mountain the humidity was slightly high.  But then a southeasterly wind began to blow, carrying with it more moist air from the Gulf of Mexico:  typical monsoon setup in the Desert Southwest.  Local meteorologists are predicting a 40% chance of precipitation this afternoon, and I'd say, from the feel of conditions right now, there's a real possibility of seeing showers today.  We haven't had any substantial rain in a while so this is a big deal for desert dwellers.
Two small Ocotillos growing side by side

What Ocotillo shade is good for

Cotton tail

This and the next two:  Pyrrhuloxia (Cardinalis sinuatus)

1 comment:

Dr. K said...

Beautiful photos of the pyrrhuloxia. They're small birds, so it's hard to get a good photo of them (in my opinion).

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