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Sunday, July 10, 2022

Another Word for Steamy

Desert Willow flowers
After yesterday's rainfall the humidity level has been sky high; so it was during our morning trek, which produced quite a bit of perspiration.

We did our usual hike today, and the only disappointment--aside from Willow pulling me forward to get at dog scents as fast as she could--was the not-yet-blooming Nipple Beehive Cacti we discovered.

I felt pretty certain they'd be blooming later on so I drove back along the upper flatland road after lunch to confirm my suspicion; I was not disappointed.  The post-lunch photos of Coryphantha macromeris (Nipple Beehive Cactus) are posted below.

White-lined Sphinx Moth

Desert Willow

Boots into bowling balls if you hike through here

This & next 2:  Swainson's Hawk

Hill south of Tortugas Mountain

Willow and Frio in the middle branch

This & next:  Ocotillos are all leafed out

Next 6:  Nipple Beehive Cactus (Coryphantha macromeris)

Clouds building over the Organ Mountains



1 comment:

Dr. K said...

So many wonderful photos, Packrat. The Desert Willow blossoms are so pretty. And I love the colors of the flowers on the Nipple Beehive Cactus. I'm glad you took that extra trip to get those photos.

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