|This and the next 4: Gopher Snake in our path|
Dr. K held the dogs while I snapped a few photos. Then I took the Heelers on their leads a bit closer to the snake, threw a few pebbles to get it moving, and when the dogs expressed interest in the critter in motion I cautioned both of them by saying "No!" (for Willow's benefit) and pulling back on their leads. Frio is very responsive to the leash and he looked at me in such a way as to indicate he got the message.
After that it was up to the second arroyo for a shade and water break, a bit of exploring and photographing on my part, and then back out to LDR for the trek to our waiting CR-V.
|See how those markings blend into the underbrush|
|Great example of pattern camouflage|
|Willow and Frio|
|Gaping maw (actually a spent Soaptree Yucca seed pod)|
|Ran across this character again|
|Crank for hand starting a Model T yucca|
|Up the arroyo|
|This and the next: Greened-out Ocotillos and the Organ Mountains|