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Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Hike Followed by Labor

This and the next:  Frio and Willow
We got an early start today on a windy morning in our section of the northern Chihuahuan Desert, and we hiked up to First Arroyo, popped in for a brief respite, and then headed back.

Because of the wind it didn't feel too hot out there, but sensation can be deceiving in the desert; the sun beats down on you while the wind evaporates your perspiration giving the perception that you aren't quite as warm as you really are.

Getting home and slaking your thirst is one thing, but drinking plenty of water to rehydrate is very important, which is exactly what we did not long after walking through the garage entry door at our house.

Soaptree Yuccas blocking the sun

Inside First Arroyo

This and the next 3:  yucca stalks




Owls?

Willow and Frio

This and the next 2:  long dirt road



Cloud over the Organs

Long dirt road looking north

Cloud has changed shape

1 comment:

Dr. K said...

In one of those photos the yucca stalk looks just like a snake. Creepy (but good photo).

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