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Monday, August 31, 2020

Angel Trumpet

Another cloudy morning
Another cloudy morning in the northern Chihuahuan Desert for our daily trek; this time we got rained on a bit--sprinkled on, really.  Frio's reaction was really funny; apparently he's never been spit upon by the sky before, and he was shaking off like crazy and squinting his eyes against the tiny raindrops.  Willow was unperturbed by the precipitation.

In the distance as we were starting off we saw a man and woman couple we see fairly often on LDR, but we didn't run into them.  They were the only outdoor enthusiasts we spotted today.

The sky was cloud covered all during our hike, which made for very pleasant conditions despite the high humidity.  Frio and Willow especially appreciated the cool weather.

Just a few buds left

Here are those buds

This and the next 3:  Sacred Datura blooming

LDR-A (front) and LDR (rear)

Jerusalem Cricket (Stenopelmatus) aka "NiƱa de la Tierra"

Heading into Second Arroyo

Frio and Willow

Ocotillo and mountains

Soaptree Yucca and mountains

Ocotillos, Tortugas and the Organ Mountains

This and the next 2:  long views of the southern Organs

Resting Heelers with Dr. K

This and the next:  yuccas and the Organs

Dirt roads

Last 2:  small Barrel Cactus with single bloom


1 comment:

Dr. K said...

I like those photos of the beautiful Sacred Datura flowers. Nice to see them finally bloom.

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