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Tuesday, July 19, 2022

Barrel Blossoms

Ocotillos and a three-headed Barrel Cactus
Hot, hot, hot out there for our morning trek today.  We're headed for a high of 105F.  Fortunately we were able to get in a near-normal hike (cut it a bit short to avoid a guy and his grandson[?] who were exploring with three or four loose dogs).

As you can see from the images here the Fishhook Barrel Cacti are beginning to bloom; several of these images were taken of specimens in our neighborhood close to home.

Barrel Cacti are among the heartiest of plants here in our Chihuahuan Desert.

Frio, Willow, Dr. K legs

Barrel buds opening

This & next:  another three-headed Barrel Cactus


Blossoming buds

This morning's moon

This & next:  same Barrel blossom


This & next:  Whitethorn Acacia


This & next 3:  Chihuahuan Greater Earless Lizard




The rest:  Barrel Cacti in bloom






 

1 comment:

Dr. K said...

Lovely photos of the Barrel Cactus flowers. I think my favorite one is the last image on this post.

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