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Friday, March 12, 2021

A Fine Morning

First 4:  early morning sky
Absolutely beautiful morning for a hike in the northern Chihuahuan Desert today.  Dr. K, Willow, Frio and I trekked down LDR-A, crossed the Tellbrook Arroyo and then began an exploration of the desert west of LDR.

We explored the new arroyo, eventually rejoining LDR just short of First Arroyo, where we turned around and headed back.

Saw several Black-tailed Jackrabbits and a Desert Cardinal (Pyrrhuloxia) during our peregrination, but no outdoor enthusiasts of the human kind.

This and the next:  Desert Cardinal

Strange clouds over the mountains

Flank of Tortugas and the Organs

This and the next 3:  Willow and Frio

This and the next:  exploring the new arroyo

Black thing at center is a Soaptree Yucca seed still in the pod

Soaptree Yucca in the new arroyo

This and the next:  Organ Mountains

Soaptree Yucca

This and the next:  White-winged Dove with House Finch

White-winged Dove with two House Finches


1 comment:

Dr. K said...

A very interesting photo of the Soaptree Yucca pod with the black seed in the middle.

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