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Sunday, August 30, 2020

Cloudy Delight

This and the next 6:  outstanding skies
We thanked the weather gods this morning for the cooling blanket of clouds that kept the temperature low during our trek.  The cloud cover lasted through our entire outing, and a gusty (at times) breeze had Dr. K talking "a touch of autumn."

We saw a woman with a white dog running north on the long dirt road, but we never came close to catching up with her.  We did have to step off the road for a passenger car that was coming up behind us fairly quickly.  The guy driving waved to us as he passed at a good clip, making me wonder why anybody would want to drive a passenger car so quickly on a rugged, though sandy, dirt road.

After stopping in First Arroyo for a water break I did a little exploring for photographic subjects before we all headed back to our waiting CR-V, thankful that the clouds provided a great respite from the relentless desert sun.

This and the next:  Sacred Datura getting ready to bloom

This and the next 3:  more wild sky

Trekking east in First Arroyo

Ocotillos and sky

Soaptree Yucca

Heelers and Dr. K

This and the next:  Creosote Queen

Looking east in the major east/west arroyo

White-winged Doves

Looking north up the long dirt road (LDR)

This and the last:  looking back after our trek


1 comment:

Dr. K said...

I love those photos of the clouds, sun, and sky. Very dynamic.

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