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Tuesday, May 19, 2020

On a Tuesday

This morning we (Dr. K, Willow, Frio and I) did the hike that's recently become our regular morning trek during this time of pandemic:  up the long north/south dirt road off Tellbrook to one of two "new" arroyos we've been exploring, short shade break for rest and hydration in the arroyo, and then a turnaround for the hike back to the waiting CR-V.

Found a shiny new .22 caliber shell casing in the major east/west arroyo, which is always cause for concern because you can't know for certain the firearm IQ of somebody shooting down there.  I wish the area was patrolled more often by the sheriff's department, but we live in a huge county with few resources.

We only hiked 1.2 miles this morning because of my bruised (cracked?) ribs, which hurt with every step.  Now (late morning) I've taken two Tylenol tablets and am wearing a Salonpas lidocaine patch on my rib cage.
Leaning into it

This and the next 4:  Soaptree Yuccas along the long dirt road

Desert Willow in the major east/west arroyo

This and the next:  Soaptree growing a new bunch of leaves

Soaptree Yucca with many flower stalks

Another Soaptree

Another tall Soaptree Yucca
This and the next:  loose Heelers in an arroyo

1 comment:

Dr. K said...

I love the photos of just the Soaptree Yucca flowers against in the cloudy blue sky.

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