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Thursday, June 7, 2018

Thursday on the Mountain

Fight of flight?
Becca and I got an extra-early start on our trek this morning in order to beat the heat.  A lot of other outdoor enthusiasts had the same idea, and we weren't able to park in our usual spot along the road due to a line of vehicles there.  So we parked further away.  We did the same abbreviated hike we've been doing the past few days, and it seemed as if Becca wasn't limping at all, even when she moved a little faster.  When we got home there was an abundance of critters at the hacienda--mostly rabbits and birds--and I was able to capture images of them, some shot through the windows and others snapped outside.  Animals like hanging out at our place because of the dense flora and the waterhole, the latter a necessary resource for desert life.
Sunshine through the ears

Shadow of Ocotillo in right ear

Becca, the happy, but hot, hiker

A look at the west side of Tortugas Mountain

Fruit of the Soaptree Yucca

Soaptree Yucca stalks

New and old

Sunset Area ramada (left)

Very young Desert Cottontail at the hacienda

A little grooming

Gambel's Quail at the water trough

Boat-tailed Grackle about to take a bath

Here I go!

Burble, burble, burble

Nice spot in the shade

Computer-enhanced image of the young cottontail

Eating mesquite beans

A different Desert Cottontail eating salad at the waterhole

Same cottontail

The same Desert Cottontail

This morning's moon

The grounds at the hacienda

Jigsaw puzzle Dr. K assembled

1 comment:

Dr. K said...

Those desert cottontails are soooo cute.

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