|Frio and Willow in Second Arroyo|
It felt really toasty out in the desert this morning; we're heading for a high of 100F. Blazing sun, little breeze, higher humidity, scant shade--all made for an unpleasant outing.
Frio and Willow didn't seem to mind too much, though, and, on the outbound leg, they had the added bonus of encountering two hikers--man and woman--who were heading along LDR back to their waiting pickup truck.
While we were parked in a shady spot in Second Arroyo, having just hydrated and put the Heelers back on their leads, two women and a dog suddenly appeared on the long dirt road; one of the women waved to us. Both Heelers got very excited, thinking there might be a chance to meet a new dog; no such luck, though. Willow especially has yet to completely internalize her "well-behaved dog" training; Frio is much better and easier to control.
All in all, despite the heat, we benefited--physically and psychologically--from time well spent enjoying nature.
|This and the next: Barrel Cactus buds and flowers|
|The rest: guy in a nearby neighborhood must feed his Torrey Yuccas|
|They usually only bloom once a year|
|Probably using Miracle-Gro|