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Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Scott's Oriole et al.

First two:  Strawberry Hedgehog Cactus
Another morning, another very early start for Becca and me.  Although the weather wasn't slated to be as hot as yesterday (we're headed for a high of 78F) I needed to get going a bit earlier because of the weekly shopping duties I had to carry out.

We had several encounters out there today, the first with Courtney and her heeler, Pepper, out on Geothermal Road.  Pepper and Becca are friends, but they were like ships passing in the night this morning, stopping only to give one another a good sniff before moving on.  Later, just as we were turning off the mountain road onto the trail leading back to the Sunset Area we bumped into our buddy Jimmy who was on his way up the mountain.  Because we had had a long chat yesterday we talked for only a few minutes before parting ways.

After I got home and took a quick shower it was off to Target and Albertsons for the weekly shopping excursion.  The experience at Target was pretty near anguishing as the store is being completely remodeled, and every item I usually purchase was shifted into a new location.  That made for total frustration in shopping there today.

Next 3:  Scott's Oriole



Next 3:  Becca taking a break



Scott's Oriole

White-winged Dove

Soaptree Yucca with flower stalk

Chihuahuan Desert scene

Slightly different perspective of the previous image

Scott's Oriole

New pads

This and the next:  same Prickly Pear blossoms


Becca leading the way

Part of the flank of Tortugas and the Organ Mountains

This and the rest:  Prickly Pear Cactus flowers




1 comment:

Dr. K said...

Great photos of the Scott's Oriole perched on the yucca branch. And as always I really like the photos of the prickly pear blossoms.

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