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Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Hot With a Breeze

This and the next:  Scaled Quail (Callipepla squamata)
I was going to cut the hike short because it was already hot when Willow, Frio and I began our morning trek from the dirt pullout at Tellbrook.  But then a strong breeze came up and kept the temperature from feeling too oppressive.  As a result we explored the "new" arroyo again and bushwhacked up to the east/west dirt road.

A sixteenth of a mile east we bushwhacked down into our other favorite arroyo, took a water break, and then continued southward to the intersection with the little-used dirt road.  We paused along the road for another water break before heading back.

We saw several people hiking with a dog in the distance, but that was the only sign that other nature enthusiasts were out there this morning.  Just the way we like it in this age of social distancing.


Bowed, old Soaptree Yucca stalks

This and the next:  Heelers taking a shade break

The arroyo we're in

Morning sun through Soaptree Yuccas

Shade break from another angle

Chihuahuan Desert scene

Out with the old

In with the new

At the beach

Not a beach

Soaptree Yucca with old and new flower stalks

This and the next 2:  singular Prickly Pear blossom

Ocotillo and Bishop Cap in the distance

On the road again

Crow or raven

1 comment:

Dr. K said...

I really like the photo "Morning Sun Through the Soaptree Yuccas."

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