|Five heads are better than four|
Frio and Willow loved the change in temperature (we're only supposed to reach the mid-80s today) and they had plenty of energy. The wind persisted throughout our trek, making conditions a bit raw. There was some blowing dust along LDR, but not enough to cause misery.
We visited an arroyo in which we let the Heelers run free for a while; they fully enjoyed being loose. Then we had some water, I took some photos, and we all headed back to the waiting CR-V. I especially relished the cooler temperature knowing that our respite will be exactly one day long.
|The swath of green is composed of pecan trees in the Mesilla Valley|
|This and the next: juvenile Verdin?|
|Dr. K and the Heelers (note the jacket)|
|Probably a female Scott's Oriole|
|This and the next: moon and dead branches|
|This and the next: same Acacia I photographed yesterday|
|Flank of Tortugas and the Organs|
|Same dirt road, different location|
|Yucca stalks and the Organs|
I like the second photo of the juvenile verdin. Such a tiny bird.
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