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Monday, December 4, 2017

Sad Day for the Environment

At the bottom of a trail leading to the top of the mountain
Not long ago I watched our shit-for-brains president sign a presidential proclamation shrinking Bears Ears National Monument by about 85% and Grand Staircase-Escalante by nearly 46%.  These are actions that will certainly be challenged in court and may eventually be decided by the Supreme Court.  I'm not sure how we'll get this lunatic Trump and his GOP enablers out of office, but get them out we must.
High winds aloft shredding clouds

View of the distant Organ Mountains

Say's Phoebe on an Ocotillo

Say's Phoebe searching for breakfast

Say's Phoebes are not shy around people

Say's Phoebe (Sayornis saya) is a flycatcher

Wild skies

Medusa-hair clouds

Looking south toward the Franklin Mountains

Organ Mountains between the Ocotillos

Heading northwest on . . .

. . . this stretch of desert road

A smidge of Tortugas and the Organ Mountains

Desert Marigold

Headed back to the single-track

Crazy contrails

Becca waiting for the pokey photographer

1 comment:

Dr. K said...

I always love your photos of birds, Packrat. The photos of the Say's Phoebe show off the bird's beautiful markings.

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