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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



This & next:  looking down at a Prickly Pear Cactus

Organ Mountains are out there somewhere

This & next 3:  immature Swainson's Hawk


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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