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Saturday, May 29, 2021

At First It Felt Steamy

Kachina photographs Heelers
As soon as we stepped out of the house this morning we knew we had a long hot hike ahead of us.  When we exited the CR-V in the upper flatland a strong breeze promised to give us some relief; but the breeze didn't last.

We slogged up to First Arroyo, went inside and took a short water break, and then we turned around.  The ascent back to the upper flatland was tiring, but as soon as we crested LDR the breeze picked up again.  Didn't do us much good, though, as we were headed out.

Saw several vehicles today, but no humans.  I'm sure all but the most avid lovers of the outdoors avoid these weather conditions.

Sun through yucca

Small Mesquite Tree

This and the next:  Frio and Willow

This and the next 3:  Western Kingbird

Severe drought has dried this Torrey Yucca out

Torrey Yucca crown looking parched


1 comment:

Dr. K said...

I really like that last photo of the Western Kingbird.

Light, Cold Wind

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