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Friday, March 29, 2019

Friday's Shorter Trek

Part of Las Cruces and Picacho Peak
I made a point of keeping this morning's hike short because of the extended trek we did yesterday; and although Becca seemed fine during and after our long outing I wanted to give her something of a break.  She made no complaints about spending only an hour in the desert.

After lunch I took her into the arroyo that runs alongside our house and let her explore in there a bit before coming back inside.  It's already windy as hell, and the gusts are supposed to worsen as the day goes on.  I don't mind the wind as long as it doesn't get bad enough to cause blowing dust and sand, a distinctly unpleasant phenomenon here in the northern Chihuahuan Desert.
Just off of Geothermal Road

What's this posture?

Geothermal Road in B&W

Which blossom did the bee pick?

The distant stand of flowering Torrey Yuccas we trekked to yesterday

Las flores

Bountiful flower stock

Torrey Yucca flower

Mormon Tea blossoming in an Ocotillo


White-winged Dove on flowering yucca

Same dove, same yucca

Blossoming yucca in Tortugas Mountain foothills


A much-needed respite

Plenty of yuccas blooming all over the desert

1 comment:

Dr. K said...

It took me a while, but I finally found the bee hiding in the Claret Cup flower.

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