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Saturday, October 21, 2017

A Tad Further

This and the next four:  ballooning in Las Cruces
I took Becca on a slightly longer hike this morning during which I carefully monitored her for any signs of limping.  I also made sure we didn't do anything too strenuous, purposefully avoiding areas that were overly steep.  I made certain we went slowly as well, stopping frequently to take lots of photographs.  For tomorrow's trek Dr. K and I will decide whether we want to head over to Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument.  If we do go there we'll have to make a real effort to keep the trek short

Is this how owls do their heads?

In the high foothills seeing somebody on the mountain road

Sun highlighting Ocotillos in a deep arroyo

Soaptree Yucca stalk

Same stalk

Road to Tortugas Mountain

Straight shot across the desert

On the road to Tortugas

Ancient flower stalks

Further north

More Soaptree Yucca stalks

House Finch (Haemorhous mexicanus)

Same House Finch

Different House Finch (with small morsel)

1 comment:

Dr. K said...

I like the perspective that you take for the photos of the Soaptree Yucca stalks.

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