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Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Gloomy Morn

It almost seemed like rain at the start of our trek
Doppler Dave, the meteorologist on KVIA TV (El Paso), said we'd have some cloud cover this morning, but I didn't expect it would be quite as heavy as it was when Becca and I headed out for our daily trek.  The best the sun could do for the entire hike was a bit of weakly filtered light that wasn't strong enough to warm the chilled air (51F).  At least we weren't warm during our explorations.  This afternoon when I took Becca outside to do her midday business she seemed to pull a muscle, holding up her left front leg and then limping on it fairly badly.  We'll have to see how quickly she recovers, but I'm already planning on hiking without her tomorrow.  Drat.
Not to worry, it wasn't a snake

What do I see over yonder?

Sun rising through substantial cloud cover

Sol doing its best to shed a little light

The sun never really broke through the clouds during our hike

Ocotillo blossoms

A little closer look

Closer still

Arroyo behind the line worker grounds

Sun through an old Soaptree Yucca

A young Soaptree Yucca

Closeup of the leaves

Send in the clones (Barrel Cactus)

Ready to reproduce (Climbing Milkweed)

1 comment:

Dr. K said...

The strands of the Climbing Milkweed look so delicate. Nice photos as always, Packrat.

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