|Soaptrees and the Organs|
While we were taking a break in First Arroyo a white Standard Poodle stood up on a nearby ridge scoping us out. He barked at us once, but both Willow and Frio didn't take the bait. Then we saw the dog's human, the woman we often encounter jogging with the dog. When she heard her dog bark at us, she called out, "Come, Casper," and Casper immediately ran to her. I waved to the woman and she waved back.
Just as we were exiting the arroyo another woman with a dog--who we also encounter all too often--came running up LDR. I held Willow back to let them pass, and, at first, it seemed as if Willow would behave well; but as soon as the woman's dog started snarling at the Heelers both went off, and Dr. K and I had to hold them back. I envision a time in the not-too-distant future when we'll be able to break both dogs of this unwanted behavior.
Just as we got back to the high flatland near the end of our hike a woman riding a beautiful horse rode along LDR ahead of us. I was only able to get a photo of the equestrians as they descended toward the major east/west arroyo.
|This and the next: dead tree in B&W and color|
|Way up into First Arroyo|
|Soaptree Yucca on the arroyo bank|
|Frio giving me "the look"|
|More dead wood in B&W|
|Big old Soaptree|
|Soaptree Yuccas in First Arroyo|
|This and the next: Frio and Willow on break|
|Mesquite and the Organs|
|Up close and personal with a Soaptree Yucca|
|Barrel Cactus with fruit|
|Creosote Bush fruit (white fuzzy seed ball)|
|The long view|
|Ponytails on horse and rider|