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Sunday, July 9, 2017

Lots of Bushwhacking

The Ladder-backed Woodpecker I photographed on our lattice yesterday
It was quite crowded on the west side of Tortugas Mountain when Dr. K, Becca and I got out there.  A quarter mile into our hike we saw a woman standing off in the desert.  I jokingly said, "Better cell phone reception there?"  She laughed before explaining that she was participating in a Search-and-Rescue event, and that canines would soon be coming to find her.  After much bushwhacking we saw, during our return, several people trekking through the desert with a search dog.  The woman we spoke to was still where we first spotted her, having yet been "rescued" by the dogs.
Quite a comb-over

This isn't really an anvil cloud though it has an anvil shape

This way up

Tiny flowers of Allthorn, (Koeberlinia spinosa)

Ever upward

Almost finished

Young visitor on our front stoop

Having trouble IDing this small bird:  Gray Vireo?

It has the faintest bit of yellow on its crown

The eyering seems to be a series of dots

Rapido White (Campanula carpatica)

1 comment:

Dr. K said...

Beautiful rapido white flowers. They must like the heat.

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