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Saturday, April 16, 2022

Close Call

Crazy clouds this morning
Heelers were excellently behaved this morning as we did our usual hike, listening to me when I commanded them not to pursue the several jackrabbits we encountered.

The entire good vibe of the outing might have come to a crashing end when we exited Right Branch Arroyo and stood on the hill while I photographed the Organ Mountains.  Unbeknownst to us the guy and the Brittany Spaniels we encountered yesterday were just a few hundred feet down LDR-A.  When his two spaniels saw us and started in our direction he called them off.  I noticed then that they were also accompanied by a small brown dog, all canines off lead.

The lucky thing for me was the total obliviousness of the Heelers to the presence of the others.  I was able to get Willow and Frio down to the CR-V without them noticing the presence of the other canines.  Yipee!

This & next:  Claret Cup Cactus

Frio and Willow

Loggerhead Shrike

Looking back at the way we came down LDR-A arroyo

East/west cross trail

This & next 2:  our favorite Swainson's Hawk

What's for breakfast?

Tire track clouds

Dr. Swainson's I presume?

New growth on a Prickly Pear pad

Long view across the valley to the mountain

This & next:  Claret Cup Cactus

Tortugas and the Organs

Willow didn't like Frio's "dad" joke

This & next:  Willow and Frio in the right branch

This & next:  Desert Sumac blooming out

Distant yucca in bloom

Organ Mountains

Last 2:  Apache Plume


1 comment:

Dr. K said...

I love the second photo of the Desert Sumac. Beautiful images today, Packrat (and the Heelers look so cute).

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