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Sunday, August 9, 2020

After Rainfall

Ocotillos as green as ever
We did a somewhat abbreviated hike this Sunday morning, suffering due to extra high humidity from last night's thunderstorm.  When we got down to the bottom of LDR-A, just short of the major east/west arroyo, we saw a man and woman, who'd been hiking west in the arroyo, suddenly decide to head north on LDR.  We decided not to follow them, opting instead to head back up LDR-A.

When we got to the top we turned east onto the short section of road that leads out to Tellbrook, stopping just shy of that road and turning around.  Dr. K called my attention to the spectacular Nipple Beehive Cactus (pictured below).  Our only lament in discovering this blooming beauty was that the flowers were not open.  I took quite a few photos anyway.  After the stop for the photo-op we headed toward the waiting CR-V, but veered north onto LDR and hiked a short way before turning around.

Both Willow and Frio were anxious to get inside our vehicle due to the oppressive heat and humidity, and all of us were thankful for the wonderful air conditioned conditions during our short ride home.

This and the next:  Whitethorn Acacia


This and the next:  Sacred Datura (Datura wrightii)


This and the next:  Climbing Milkweed


Desert Zinnia

This and the next:  Organ Mountains


Willow and Frio

Soaptree Yuccas

Moon + 1


This and the next 2:  Nipple Beehive Cactus



LDR
 

1 comment:

Dr. K said...

I love the purple color of the flowers on that Nipple Beehive cactus.

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