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Monday, July 6, 2020

Breeze or No Breeze

It was very hot out there as soon as Dr. K, Frio, Willow and I stepped out of the CR-V to begin our morning trek.  Even the breeze felt hot; we're headed for a high of 103F today.  Forecast calls for 108F by Saturday.  We're in it now.  Just add a little more humidity and we'll be truly miserable.

Hiked up to Second Arroyo again today, popped inside for water and a shade break.  While there I spotted a raptor at quite some distance away and did my best to take a few photos of it.  It was a Red-tailed Hawk positioned on an Ocotillo in such a way that I never could get a good image.  I was lucky enough to photograph a Black-throated Hummingbird and a Texas Horned Lizard, though, so not all was lost.

The breeze tried to become a wind on our way back, but it still only provided a bit of passable cooling for the return trip to our waiting vehicle.
Yucca and sun

Frio and Willow

This and the next:  Black-throated Hummingbird

Name the Raptor

Wish I could have gotten a better shot

What do you see?

Any better now?

This and the next 3 (as well as the 2 above):  Texas Horned Lizard

Red-tailed Hawk

Heart of a Soaptree Yucca seed pod

This and the next:  growth near the east/west arroyo and the Organ Mountins

This one using auto smart fix

This one adjusting the contrast

1 comment:

Dr. K said...

Beautiful markings on the Texas Horned Lizard.

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