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Saturday, April 11, 2020

Attempted Abbreviation

Four Days Past Pink
I fully intended to abbreviate our trek this morning because I didn't really feel into it when we started off, but, as usual, once we got out there it was a freewheeling exploration of our section of the northern Chihuahuan Desert.  Willow and Frio never seem troubled about putting extra mileage on their paws, and they're content to explore everything.

We only saw one other person in the desert this morning, an elderly woman speed hiking while using two shock-absorbing hiking sticks.  We said hello to each other, but neither one of us was in a chatty mood so we left it at that.

Even though it's going to be cooler today--slated for a high of 71F--the Heelers were more than ready to hop into Whitey the CR-V when we reached it.
Desert Marigold

This and the next 2:  Claret Cup Cacti



Heelers

Part of a dead yucca

In a desert wash

Long view of Tortugas and the Organ Mountains

Closeup of that yucca stalk

This and the next Ocotillo moon


White-winged Dove

Creosote in bloom

This and the next 2:  same Scott's Oriole



Looking northwest

This and the last:  White Tackstem


1 comment:

Dr. K said...

I really like the 2 photos of the ocotillo moon--especially the first one. Nice photos of the flowers, too.

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