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Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Another Rainy Desert Day

Ladder-backed Woodpecker
We knew a weather change was on the way because our local meteorologists told us a cold front was coming on Wednesday morning.  Although Becca and I did get sprinkled on for much of our extended trek we never got wet; and the wind didn't really pick up until after we got home.  We ran into JC and Olivia who were just starting off as we were heading back, and just after Becca got into the car our good buddy Jimmy pulled alongside in his truck.  He got out and came around to pet Becca, who was absolutely ecstatic to see him.  On our drive home the rain came down quite hard, though now, shortly before noon, it has stopped.
An omen of rain

Heading for the upper foothills

Not Napoli, but rather Las Cruces, New Mexico

Tortugas and the Organs

Looking the other way:  some patches of blue

View to the southwest

Heavy cloud cover over Bishop Cap and the Franklin Mountains

Trail to the road

I see a mustachioed snowball or a friendly ghost

Dynamic desert

The critter seeker

It did sprinkle much of the way this morning

Headed west

Ocotillo wand west of Tortugas Mountain

Amazing that the sky can look like this one way . . .

. . . and like this the other way

Up the long dirt road

Sunlight on Picacho Peak

Pot of gold somewhere in the desert

Despite this scene the weather did not clear this morning

Road back to the mountains

Spotlights on the Organ Mountains

1 comment:

Dr. K said...

Gorgeous sky this morning, plus a rainbow!

Hump Day Hawk

Tortugas and the Organs We got a fairly early start this morning so it wasn't hot at all:  62F.  The cloud cover helped the temperature ...