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Monday, October 22, 2018

Why So Humid?

This and the next two:  lots of jet activity this morning
The humidity was at 90% when Becca and I headed for the mountain this morning, and even though the temperature was a cool 54F I had to remove my lightweight Marmot PreCip jacket before we'd even hiked a quarter of the way on our intended trek.  Although I wore a light long-sleeve shirt and thin hiking trousers the sun made it feel pretty warm out in the desert.  A breeze picked up every once in a while to hint at cooler conditions, but it didn't last long enough to really do the trick.  Despite the slight discomfort both Becca and I had a good time trekking in the desert west of Tortugas Mountain.

Say's Phoebe

Becca spots someone on the mountain road

Say's Phoebe

At a bend in the road

Starting to look like winter

View of the Ocotillo forest and the mountain

Ocotillo forest and the mountain

Say's Phoebe

Say's Phoebe

Say's Phoebe

Fall in the desert

I like the other image better

Straight shot to the mountain

In color

A few miles west of Tortugas Mountain

Found a 3' Barrel Cactus hiding among other plants

Moved in to check on its fruit

Quite a colorful bunch of Barrel Cactus fruit

1 comment:

Dr. K said...

The Say's Phoebe looks thoughtful, as if he or she is contemplating the meaning of life (or maybe just looking for an insect to eat).

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