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Friday, June 1, 2018

Light, Steady Breeze

Pale moon
We're heading for the century mark today (100F), and it felt like it during my hike this morning.  Fortunately there was a steady breeze to help with evaporative cooling.  Unfortunately I had to leave the Beckster at home because of the hitch in her get-along.  I did walk her up the arroyo and back several times this morning--once before I left and once when I returned--to allow her to get outside and sniff the desert environment.  I'm certain she appreciated the opportunity.
Passable impression of a bobsled run

Scott's Oriole at a distance

Lousy closeup of the Scott's Oriole

Whitethorn Acacia

Same Acacia

Quite a large Whitethorn

Whitethorn and Bishop Cap

It's so dry even the cacti are parched

Desert Hare (aka "Jackrabbit")

Small Soaptree Yucca west of the mountain


Ash-throated Flycatcher

Who's that in the Mesquite Tree?

Still not sure

Ah--a Bullock's Oriole (Icterus bullockii)

Soaptree Yucca and Desert Willow in the arroyo beside our property

Another look at the arroyo flora

Desert Willow next to the old hacienda

1 comment:

Dr. K said...

That desert hare looks as if it's keeping a close eye out for any approaching enemies.

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