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Saturday, August 25, 2018

High Country Cool

Early morning in the Sacramentos
We got a tad later start this morning for a hike on the Grand View Trail, and then we abbreviated the trek again to make sure we weren't pushing Becca too far.  This was her second day back at hiking, and we want to be cautious.  She was fine.  We ran into absolutely no one out there, and this on a Saturday morning.  Just the way we like it.  When we got back I broke out the new Kobalt 40V Lithium-Ion battery-operated lawnmower and got to work.  I must say I was quite pleased with the way it operated--very quiet and efficient.  Good purchase.
Hoping her buds will show

What the morning looked like before the overcast set in

Beside the pumphouse

Can't get enough of this view

Right at the start of our hike

Hitting the trail

This is an experiment with the following image

Chihuahuan Flax

Most of the time it seemed as if the sun was shining only on White Sands

Apache Plume flower and friends

Apache Plume

How to build a ramada when there's not much space

Sign along the trail

The mountains themselves

What are they looking at?

I believe it's Abert's Buckwheat

Indian Paintbrush

Sun on White Sands National Monument

Flowers of the Blue Mist Bush

Blue Mist Bush (Caryopteris) at 7,000 feet

An almost identical image of the Blue Mist Bush

1 comment:

Dr. K said...

The Blue Mist Bush is not only a beautiful flower, it has a beautiful name as well.

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