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Friday, April 27, 2018


About to enter a really deep arroyo
Becca and I were on the trail a little before 7:30 a.m., and we did a solid 90-minute hike before running into our pal Jimmy about a quarter mile from the car.  Jimmy and I were a bit gabby this morning, and we probably talked for half an hour or more.  Becca waited very patiently, sometimes lying down and other times exploring around.  Although we got hit with incredibly strong winds during the overnight hours the gusts had died down significantly by sunrise.  The long-sleeve shirt I'd worn to keep off the chill I was able to remove about a mile into our trek.  We're slated to hit a high of 73F today, quite a change from yesterday.
Hairy-Seed Bahia (Bahia absinthifolia)

Desert Cottontail

As you can see

Powerful winds sandblasted the desert last night

Keeping an eye peeled for other critters (including humans)

West of Tortugas

Desert Cardinal

Does he see me?

Black-tailed Jacrkrabbits

Best supporting actress in the role of Mule Deer

Feather Dalea in its more feathery stage

Lousy photo in lousy light (I'm guessing Red-tailed Hawk)

1 comment:

Dr. K said...

Beautiful photos, Packrat. The photo of the feather dahlia looks like an Impressionist painting.

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