|What rain has done for Ocotillos|
We kept praying for a little breeze that would help ameliorate the heat, and on our way back we were rewarded with a steady cool breeze that made the inbound leg a breeze, so to speak.
We had hydrated in Second Arroyo and took plenty of shade breaks along our return up LDR-A so we didn't suffer too much in the blazing hot sun. By Wednesday we're supposed to reach the century mark in terms of temperature, and that's never good even if it does dry the atmosphere out somewhat.
|This and the next: Willow and Frio|
|Is something wrong with this dragonfly's head?|
|Yucca leaves and stalks|
|This and the next: Second Arroyo|
|Frio digs a hole in order to . . .|
|. . . lie in the cool sand|
|Presumably a launch from White Sands Missile Range|
|Computer-enhanced (questionable) image of a Desert Cardnal|
|This and the next 2: Heckle and Jeckle of desert birds: Cactus Wrens|