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Sunday, June 3, 2018

A Chance of Rain

The beautiful quilt Caroline made for us
The wind was so bad this morning Dr. K, Becca and I went only to the near side of Tortugas Mountain for a moderately long hike.  The air was dust-filled and the wind gusts made for a quite unpleasant trek.  Despite the wind there was a surprisingly large number of people out there battling the conditions.  We have a 40% chance of rain this afternoon, and everybody around here is praying for precipitation.  It is probably the most parched I've ever seen this part of the Chihuahuan Desert.
Red-tailed Hawk fighting the wind

Becca leading the way

Making sure we're coming

Along the new trail

Scouting the surroundings

Yucca yoga

1 comment:

Dr. K said...

The desert is so barren it looks like the surface of the moon. Hopefully that will change once we get some rain.

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