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Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Red Flag Warning

Weather at start
Becca and I got an early start this morning, and we pretty much did the same hike we did yesterday.  I was in a bit of a hurry, though, as it's my shopping day at Target and Albertsons, so I didn't linger long picking subjects to photograph, though you might not think it's the case after seeing all the images here.

There were other hikers and runners out and about, and one guy with his dog was just getting started when we were.  I noticed pulling into the entrance road that his white RAV4 had a Colorado license plate.

We saw other outdoor enthusiasts on the mountain road, but because we were bushwhacking to the west we had no encounters with anybody else.  After our trek it was back home, take a shower (me) and set off for an infuriating grocery shopping trip.  Why is it that some husband-and-wife tag-team shoppers have long-winded purchasing discussions right in front of items I want to buy?
♫ And all the birds in the trees, well they'd be singing so happily . . . ♫

Strawberry Hedgehog

This and the next:  Strawberry Hedgehog surrounding the base of a small tree


Soaptree Yucca flowers

Soaptree Yucca

Becca on break


Two flax

Road through the desert


Cutting the mustard

This and the next:  Loggerhead Shrike

Flank of Tortugas and the Organs

Prickly Pear Cactus

Velvety Nerisyrenia

Former Prickly Pear flowers

Soaptree Yucca

Soaptree Yuccas

Wooly Paperflower

Western Kingbird

Soaptree Yucca just blooming

Same Soaptree Yucca

Torrey Yucca fruit

1 comment:

Dr. K said...

I especially like the second photo of the Loggerhead Shrike. Interesting weather we had yesterday.

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