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Friday, June 14, 2019

Abundant Rain Means Desert Greenery

Blue sky with clouds
After Monday's heavy rain it has taken only three days for the desert to show benefits from the abundant precipitation; especially obvious are the countless Ocotillos exhibiting their finest greenery.  The northern Chihuahuan Desert looks spectacular in green.

Becca and I got a bit later start than yesterday, but it was still early enough to do most of our trek in the shadow of Tortugas Mountain.  It was somewhat surprising to see a large number of outdoor enthusiasts on and about the mountain, but that increasingly seems to be the norm of late.  Years ago almost nobody hiked in this area--especially during the hotter months.
This and the next:  Black-throated Sparrow

This and the next 4:  Ocotillos showing off their greenery

This and the next 2:  3 views of Becca

This and the next 6:  more desert greenery

Rain Lily

This and the rest:  more images of desert greenery

1 comment:

Dr. K said...

It's amazing how a day's worth of rain can change the desert so quickly.

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