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Thursday, August 10, 2017

Stewed Trekkers

Just missed this Devil's Head blooming
Becca and I started off early this morning in relatively cool weather:  an overcast sky, nice breeze and high humidity.  We were fortunate in that these conditions lasted about three-fourths of the way through our hike.  Then the sun came out, and in short order we began to feel like two tomatoes stewing in a pot of boiling water.  I had already planned to cut our trek short because we're headed for a high of 95F today, and boy were we ever happy to get back to the car after our abbreviated hike.
Plumed Crinklemat in the high foothills

Velvety Nerisyrenia (mustard family)

Cactus Wren (Campylorhynchus brunneicapillus)

Same Cactus Wren

Becca on the road west

Broad, flat section of Chihuahuan Desert

Something interesting over that way

Gnarly Desert #1

Gnarly Desert #2

1st image of Desert Marigolds

2nd image of same Desert Marigolds

2 1/2-foot tall Barrel Cactus

Barrel Cactus buds

Give me your answer do (Blackfoot Daisies)

Blackfoot Daisies in black-and-white

1 comment:

Dr. K said...

I like how you have the same photo in color and in black-in-white--interesting contrast.

Grand View--Not

Early morning moon A man and woman were just starting down the Bridal Veil Falls Trail when we rolled into the Grand View Trail parking lot....