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Tuesday, July 10, 2018


Growing on the eastern bank of the north/south arroyo
We got some decent rain yesterday late afternoon and into the evening hours.  The result was an almost steamy morning here in the northern Chihuahuan Desert.  Becca and I had to deal with the uncomfortable hiking conditions as we did a short trek west of Tortugas Mountain.  We also had to endure a few swarms of desert bugs that always appear with much-needed rainstorms.  After we returned home from our hike I had to go do the weekly shopping, and on the way back I could tell that we'd probably get rain again today; in fact, it's raining now (1:32 pm) as I post today's blog.
Part of Tortugas Mountain to the east

Keeping a watchful eye for critters

There's one:  Desert Cottontail

This and the next two:  Whitethorn Acacia

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I guess a Javelina cold do this; I've seen them eat Prickly Pear pads

Into the upper foothills

Previously sunbaked flank of Tortugas

Slightly different perspective

Tortugas (left) and the Organ Mountains

This baby Desert Cottontail on our property could fit into a large mug

Digging a little depression

Making itself comfortable in the shade of our trellis

1 comment:

Dr. K said...

That is the cutest little desert cottontail!

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