|Let me see you shake your tail feathers|
There were a lot of birds and rabbits out and about in our section of northern Chihuahuan Desert, but the most notable sight was of the many Prickly Pear blossoms beginning to flower or flowering everywhere. I think the abundant rainfall we got this past winter will result in an abundance of flowers; I've already noticed how many Soaptree Yuccas are putting up flower stalks, even multiple flower stalks. Really looking forward to those showy blooms.
We're headed for a high of 85F, with hotter temps on the near horizon; that's why I have a worker from Sun City Plumbing and Heating here right now to change over our furnace to our evaporative cooler. Once we get into the high 80s and low 90s we're pretty much there to stay.
|This and the next: yellow Prickly Pear flowers|
|Prickly Pear flower in process|
|Best hiking companion|
|This and the next: Ash-throated Flycatcher|
|Becca on break|
|Soaptree Yucca stalk and the moon|
|She took a long break this morning|
|Up comes the Soaptree Yucca stalk|
|This and the next 6: Prickly Pear blossoms|
|This Soaptree Yucca will be spectacular in bloom|
|Prickly Pear with showy flowers|
|Prickly Pear flowers|
|I've looked at Loggerhead Shrikes from both sides now|
These photos really show the beauty of the desert this time of year. I especially like the ones of the prickly pear cacti.
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