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Friday, July 24, 2020


This and the next:  Ladder-backed Woodpecker on the ground drinking
To say it was humid on our hike this morning is to grossly understate the weather conditions; after significant rainstorms the past few days it was downright steamy out in our section of the northern Chihuahuan Desert.

The humidity didn't stop us from doing our normal hike up to Second Arroyo and back because the temperature was somewhat cooler and an intermittent light breeze made it more bearable.

We did see in the distance a hiker with a green shirt hiking west through the desert, his/her white dog leading the way, but we never got nearly close enough to encounter them.

Despite the high humidity we had a decent trek, though we were all grateful for the comfort of the CR-V by the time we got back to it.

This and the next 2:  same Ladder-backed Woodpecker in our Desert Willow

Lesser Nighthawk (aka "Nightjar")

On the slope alongside LDR-A

Looking toward Tortugas and the Organs

Cartoon character Prickly Pear

This and the next:  Tortugas and the Organ Mountains

Puddle from last night's rain


Frio and Willow in Second Arroyo

Water flowed through here two days in a row

This and the next:  Soaptree Yuccas

1 1/2-foot Barrel Cactus on the bank of Second Arroyo

Further up the arroyo

Heelers and Dr. K

Storm water ran across the long dirt road

Come and go with me

1 comment:

Dr. K said...

I really like the first few photos of the Ladder-backed Woodpecker. And the photos of our cute heelers.

Blessed Breeze

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