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Sunday, September 5, 2021

Getting Spritzed

Heading east on the upper flatland road
Very humid this morning during our trek, and the Heelers--especially Willow--were hard to handle due to animal scents they fixated on.  Oddly enough, though both Frio and Willow smelled the Coyotes in the hills east of LDR they never saw them when we climbed up there.  I saw at least three individuals, but wasn't able to get a good photo of any.

We stopped just short of First Arroyo on the way out, turned around after climbing into the hills where the Coyotes were, and trekked back through a very moist atmosphere.

We got sprinkled on a bit while climbing into the upper flatland, and then spritzed by a very fine mist carried into our faces by a light breeze.  That felt good.

Ocotillos and sky

Soaptree Yucca

Heelers

Chinchweed is fading

Long dirt road

Spot the Trickster

Checking us out

Nothing to see here

Organ Mountains

Tortugas and the Organs

Desert Zinnia bouquets among the Chinchweed

This & the next:  contrasts


Hard to say, but Mexican Yellow on Stinging Serpent?

Swath of Las Cruces from southeast to far West Mesa

 

1 comment:

Dr. K said...

Beautiful photos of the sun breaking through the clouds. My favorite is the photo you call Ocotillos and Sky.

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