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Friday, April 9, 2021

Friday Heat

First 5:  Claret Cup Cactus
It was 65F when we started off this morning, about 15 degrees warmer than yesterday's start.  Bone dry and hot in the Chihuahuan Desert these days.

Willow, Frio and I trekked up to First Arroyo on our outbound leg, stopped briefly for a respite in said arroyo, and then headed back the way we came.

We didn't see anybody else in our section of desert today, and the only jackrabbit I saw was at such a distance the Heelers didn't even see it.

Just came back inside from playing with the dogs in the backyard; playing with Frio, really, who loves nothing better than to have me throw a ball repeatedly for him to catch and bring back.  Wise Willow spends her time alternately lying in the sun and the shade.





Heelers

Mormon Tea (Ephedra nevadensis) starting to flower

This and the next:  roller coaster road


Extended family

Frio and Willow in First Arroyo

This and the next:  First Arroyo


Frio and Willow

Soaptree Yucca

Torrey Yucca

 

1 comment:

Dr. K said...

I like the close-up photo of the Mormon Tea--very impressionistic.

Aviators

Willow and Frio 1st and last caption for paragliders Neither Dr. K nor I seemed much in the mood for a morning hike so we shortened the trek...