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Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Bad Air Alert

Frio and Willow
A tad later start for Dr. K, Willow, Frio and me on this Tuesday morning.  We're headed for the century mark today, and, except for an occasional light breeze that provided evaporative cooling, it felt pretty hot out there already.  Conditions were made worse by the smoky air which has got me coughing a lot of late.

We trekked all the way up to First Arroyo where we entered, found a nice shady spot, drank water, took photos (I did) and then headed back.

We saw nobody in our remote section of the Chihuahuan Desert today, and that's not too surprising; weather conditions are not exactly conducive to late June outings in this arid land.
Soaptree Yucca fruit

Dr. K with the Heelers

Too late

This and the next 2:  Soaptrees in First Arroyo



Smoky air from the Arizona fires

This and the next 3:  up close and personal with Soaptree Yuccas




The Grey One

Little weeds

Waiting for the photographer

Little-leaf Sumac and Soaptree Yuccas

This and the next:  Scott's Oriole


This and the next 2:  former Whitethorn Acacia flowers



Twinleaf Senna

1 comment:

Dr. K said...

I really like the second to the last photo with the creosote (?) branches in the foreground.

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