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Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Bugged Yet Again

Upper flatland road
Hot and humid again this morning, but Willow, Frio and I trekked up to Second Arroyo, marveling all the way at how yellow the desert is due to an overabundance of Chinchweed flowers; well, I marveled at the sight, the Heelers just sniffed around.

During a somewhat extended respite in the arroyo, during which the dogs lay in shade, we drank water and enjoyed the rest; and then we exited said arroyo and headed back along LDR to the upper flatland.

The only critters we saw on our outing were birds, though before we departed from home today there was a javelina wandering around our property, to whom Willow gave loud notice:  "Get out of our yard!"

This & the next:  Organ Mountains

Tortugas and the Organs

Organs from LDR-A


This & the next 2:  White-winged Doves on yucca stalks

Barrel Cactus buds

This & the next:  Chinchweed on the desert floor


Golden Crownbeard

This & the next 3:  more Chinchweed

Frio and Willow in Second Arroyo

Desierto amarillo

This & next 2:  3 almost identical scenes

Black-throated Sparrow

This & the next:  Organ Mountains

Experiment in contrasts


1 comment:

Dr. K said...

So much color in the desert! I love the pale blue color of the photo of the Dayflower.

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