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Sunday, June 27, 2021


This & the next:  clouds rolling over the Organs
It was about 75F this morning when we started our hike, but we're only supposed to reach a high of  87F; a strong front is poised to blow in later today, bringing with it the chance of severe weather.  We're already under a flash flood warning for today and the rest of the week.

We didn't run into anyone out there today, but we heard people with dogs--the sounds coming from the corner parking lot at Tellbrook and Sonoma Ranch.  Because of the way SUVs were parked with their tailgates open I had the sense that it might be a meeting of the Search and Rescue members with canines.  Never got a good look to say for certain, though.

Willow, Frio and I trekked up to First Arroyo and back for our morning exercise.  It was a pretty good outing.

This & the next:  Nipple Beehive Cactus

Coryphantha macromeris

This & the next:  flank of Tortugas and the Organ Mountains


Soaptree Yucca

This & the next:  Heelers-eye-view

Willow and Frio

From a distance:  a pretty yellow butterfly

Up close:  a windblown section of a Soaptree Yucca seed pod

Last 3:  Organ Mountains


1 comment:

Dr. K said...

I can't wait for that Nipple Beehive Cactus to start blooming.

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