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Sunday, May 24, 2020

Holiday Weekend Hike

New Mexican sunrise
Sunday morning of Memorial Day weekend found Dr. K, the Heelers and me on the southwest side of Tortugas Mountain hiking the long dirt road and ducking into an arroyo for water and a break.  Then, while Dr. K held the Heelers back I did a little exploration for the purpose of taking photographs.

I found an old broken pair of sunglasses and put them, as well as a nose-shaped rock, on a cooperative dead yucca head.  Made for a pretty interesting hippie-type character to photograph.

The morning was a bit overcast and, therefore, not as hot as it might have been.  Although there was a Chevy SUV parked across Tellbrook from the dirt pullout where we parked our CR-V when starting out we ran into nobody during our trek.  A pleasant way to spend a Sunday morning.
Organ Mountains

This and the next:  a section of northern Chihuahuan Desert

A character we met in a distant arroyo

Willow, Dr. K and Frio

Soaptree Yucca

This and the next:  same scene, different zoom

This and the next:  Soaptree Yuccas


A full heart

This and the next:  Willow and Frio

Soaptree and dead tree

Soaptree Yucca flowers

Soaptree Yucca flowers on stiletto leaves

Not deer legs

Desert flora and the mountain

This and the next:  same character in the arroyo

Old flower stalk

This and the next 3:  Desert Willow flowers

Tortugas Mountain (left) and the Organ Mountains

1 comment:

Dr. K said...

Very funny photos of the character in the arroyo. It looks like an old hippie to me.

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