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Monday, January 21, 2019

Bad Politics Antidote

Clouds at start
When you're absolutely disgusted with the politics of your country--as I was this morning--a decent hike into the northern Chihuahuan Desert is often a good antidote to bad feelings.  It was for me today.  Returning home and hearing the news, though, has put me into a bad mood immediately.  Far better to be like Becca, who, by nature, pays no attention at all to the governing of this sad country of ours.  Wish I could be more like her, living moment-to-moment and not worrying about the insane politicians who seem to get elected over and over again, unconditionally enjoying the smells, sights and sounds of nature.
Trail back to the Sunset ramada

Scoping out the area

Anybody up there?

I have to get back by 3:30

Torrey Yuccas

Mounds of Strawberry Hedgehog Cacti, Prickly Pear and Little-leaf Sumac

That way to the lower desert

Shadow and light on Tortugas's west side

A bit closer look

Weird wastebasket or yucca crown?

1 comment:

Dr. K said...

I say weird wastebasket. Yuccas can have the most amazing shapes.

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