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Friday, December 10, 2021

Dynamic Sky

Big Top
Willow, Frio and I really lucked out this morning; even though it had rained in the early hours, and everything was still somewhat wet when we hit the trail, we missed the strong winds predicted for today.  They're blowing hard now in the early afternoon.

I abbreviated our trek quite significantly, only taking them down LDR-A to the Tellbrook Arroyo and then ascending LDR back into the upper flatland.  Heelers got enough of an outing to satiate their need to exercise in nature.  We didn't encounter any critters, but Willow got on to several different scents, her nosed glued to the ground like a vacuum cleaner on a dirty carpet.  I had to stop several times just to keep her in check.

For the most part, though, it was an enjoyable hike, and I took some photos of a pretty dynamic sky.

Clouds over the Organs

This & next:  Ocotillos against the sky


Frio and Willow on LDR-A

Clouds over a different section of the Organs

This & next:  Tortugas and the Organs

Heelers leading the way

Barrel Cactus with fruit

This & next:  ridge west of the Organs

Lopsided anvil cloud or coyote at full speed

Five-crown Torrey Yucca

Headed up LDR

Small arroyo

Long Dirt Road

Ocotillos and sky

Last 2:  Tortugas and Organ Mountain sky


1 comment:

Dr. K said...

These photos of the morning sky are amazing. My favorite is the one you call Ocotillos and Sky.

Hump Day Hawk

Tortugas and the Organs We got a fairly early start this morning so it wasn't hot at all:  62F.  The cloud cover helped the temperature ...