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Sunday, October 24, 2021

Good Behavior

On the way down LDR-A
Willow's behavior was 98% better this morning than yesterday; she still pulled a lot, but nothing equivalent to her rabid intensity on Saturday.  Due to her better comportment I took both Heelers on a longer exploration.  Upon reaching the Tellbrook Arroyo we turned east and, after a short hike, headed up a new arroyo we've explored only once before.

We trekked nearly two-thirds of the way up to the parking lot at the corner of Tellbrook and Sonoma Ranch Road, took a slight break, and then turned around.  Although we saw lots of birds we spotted no mammalian critters, including human beings.  I'm always pleased by the absence of the latter animals.

On the way home we drove over to our local fueling station in order to fill up the tank of our CR-V.  $3.49 per gallon for 86 octane gas.  Outrageous!

Stinging Serpent (aka "Stingleaf")

Heading north

Baby teeth

Tortugas (left) and the Organ Mountains

This & next:  hill west of the Organ Mountains


Soaptree Yucca family

This & next:  view to the southwest


This & next: slightly different perspectives of a Barrel Cactus


Two peas in a Heelers pod:  Frio and Willow

Tortugas and the Organs

8:26 a.m.

Organ Mountains

Last 2:  backyard flowers


 

1 comment:

Dr. K said...

I'm glad Willow was better behaved today and you were able to take a longer hike. I really like the photo of our backyard flowers.

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