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Saturday, August 20, 2022

Beautiful Desert

At start
The abundance of recent rain has resulted in a very green and beautiful Chihuahuan Desert.

Dr. K, Willow, Frio and I enjoyed our exploration this morning, reveling in the cool, humid weather.  One critter of note today was the immature Swainson's Hawk I photographed at a great distance.

After our trek we took a short ride around various neighborhoods, but returned home after a short while.  For a bit the sun was shining this afternoon, but the rain has started falling again.

Raindrops on Soaptree Yucca leaves

Soaptrees in the long view

Soaptree Yuccas

Ocotillo and Soaptrees

Dayflowers

Spectaclepods

This & next:  looking down at a Prickly Pear Cactus


Organ Mountains are out there somewhere

This & next 3:  immature Swainson's Hawk




Ocotillo

This & next:  Barrel Cactus


Dr. K, Frio and Willow (my shadow)

Barrel Cactus

This & next:  how green is our desert?


Long view of Tortugas and the Organ Mountains

 

1 comment:

Dr. K said...

What a treat to be able to photograph that immature Swainson's Hawk. These desert is so beautiful these days.

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