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Monday, May 18, 2020

Hot Temps

First 3:  Klein's Cholla (Cylindropuntia kleiniae)
On a very hot morning Dr. K, Willow, Frio and I hiked the long dirt road from Tellbrook up to the first "new" arroyo, entered said arroyo and found several shady spots in which to take a break.  We watered the Heelers and ourselves, and then my three hiking companions waited in shadow while I went to take a few photographs.  After that we headed back.

On the way we saw a large white SUV navigating down the eastern branch of the long dirt road, and I guessed it was the archer we've run into a few times in the recent past.  I was right.  By the time we approached the major east/west arroyo he had just stepped out of his vehicle and had opened the rear door to get his archery equipment.  We greeted him and continued on our way.

The climb up the steep section of road to our waiting CR-V was especially strenuous and aerobic under the hot desert sun, and we were all glad to finally get inside for the short ride home.

Soaptree Yuccas blooming across the northern Chihuahuan Desert

Whitethorn Acacia

♫ Heelers in the sand ♫

This and the next:  clump of Soaptree Yuccas

This and the next:  fixated on Soaptrees

Dr. K with the Heelers

This and the next:  Willow (left) and Frio

This and the next:  Black-chinned Hummingbird on a yucca

This and the next 2:  Western Kingbird (Tyrannus verticalis)

Soaptree Yuccas a contraluz

That's it for the Soaptrees today

1 comment:

Dr. K said...

I especially like the photo of the Whitethorn Acacia. Those yellow blossoms are so aromatic--I've always loved their fragrance.

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