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Sunday, July 4, 2021

Con Due Amici

Desert sky
Not surprisingly Dr. K did not accompany Willow, Frio and me on our morning trek.  She did go over to NMSU to walk, though, getting in her daily exercise.

The Heelers and I trekked up to First Arroyo on a very steamy outing; fortunately there was a slight cooling breeze that kept us from roasting.  We stopped in the arroyo for a shade and water break before returning to the upper flatland via LDR.

We saw nobody else in our section of northern Chihuahuan Desert, but on the drive home we passed by several people walking their dogs.  Both Willow and Frio were very well behaved on seeing the other canines, never barking or even whining at them.  Good omen I hope.

This & the next: Ocotillos on a ridge and the Organ Mountains

A very happy Ocotillo

This & the next:  Old Curved Bill

Curve-billed Thrasher

Leafed-out Ocotillos

Soaptree Yucca

New growth on a Hedgehog Cactus

This & the next 4:  Heelers in First Arroyo

Soaptree Yucca

Frio and Willow in First Arroyo

Ocotillo chorus line

Ocotillo and the Organs


Mesquite beans, aka seed pods

White Vinca turned pink after the rains



Dr. K said...

I love those photos of the Curved-bill Thrasher. And also the ones with the adorable Heelers.

Jessica L. Smith said...
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