|B&W Prickly Pear|
24F at start this morning with a wind chill of 20F. 30F when we ended our hike. Add a brisk breeze to the chill and it was quite cold when we were out there.
Frio and Willow weren't bothered by the conditions at all; in fact, they were more than ready to get going, pulling me after them down the first section of LDR-A before we detoured into the adjacent arroyo.
From there the pulling behavior got better until we started up the final stretch in Right Branch Arroyo. Heelers picked up a scent and were straining to track down the source of the aroma, but I never saw any fleeing critters in front of us.
|The 3 Soaptree Yuccas at right are taller than the one at left|
|Frio and Willow|
|Part of the city of Las Cruces|
|Last 2: same small tree|
I like the black-and-white photo of the tree. Spooky.
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