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Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Solo Con Dos Amigos

Nearly at the Tellbrook Arroyo
Did the morning hike with Frio and Willow alone today because Dr. K has a bruised meniscus; it was diagnosed yesterday, and she has to avoid descending or climbing for a month.  That could translate into me having to trek with the Heelers by myself until Dr. K's injury heals.

We did a 90-minute exploration today with only one incident that put heavy strain on both of my arms and shoulders.  My two companions took off after a jackrabbit before I was aware they'd spotted one.  Each dog zipped to the end of its lead in record time, forcing me to hold on for dear life.  It's so hard to tamp down their instinct to chase.  It took two years for Becca to get the message when she was a youngster.

Despite the upset, the three of us had a good outing in the Chihuahuan Desert this morning.  Glad we're inside now because the wind is horrible.

Male House Finch

New Arroyo

This and the next 5:  Desert Cardinal (Pyrrhuloxia)






The long view of Tortugas and the Organ Mountains

The rest:  Willow and Frio in First Arroyo






 

1 comment:

Dr. K said...

Nice photos of the Desert Cardinal and the House Finch--and of course, our pooches.

Overnight Rain

Desert sea? Everything was quite wet when we got started this morning due to overnight rain.  But the only consequences we suffered were wet...