We ducked into Second Arroyo and spent quite a bit of time parked in our favorite shady spot getting hydrated and resting. Then, white Dr. K minded the Heelers, I set off to take a few photos.
From our vantage point in the arroyo we saw a woman jogger come and go on the long dirt road, but she never saw us. She was the only other outdoor enthusiast in our section of the northern Chihuahuan Desert today.
|This and the next: same Ocotillos|
|Long view of the mountains|
|This and the next 3: same Swainson's Hawk|
|This and the next 3: good cloud cover over the Organ Mountains|
|This and the next 2: Desert Zinnia|
|This and the next: Tortugas (left) and the Organ Mountains|
|Frio and Willow on break in Second Arroyo|
|Spent Soaptree Yucca seed pods|
|Looking northeasterly up Second Arroyo|
|There's a Cactus Wren on one stalk of this Soaptree Yucca|
|Further up Second Arroyo|
|What to do when you have no life|