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Friday, August 19, 2022

Before the Rains

This & next 5:  sky at start of hike
Dr. K, Willow, Frio and I were able to do a nice, normal hike without getting wet.  The storms are slated to begin this afternoon.

Weather was extremely conducive to hiking:  overcast skies, moderate humidity and a nice, strong breeze.

We didn't see many critters during our outing today, but one got our undivided attention, a small Western Diamondback who was right on the path we were trekking along.  After I took a photo of it I stamped my foot on the ground and it obligingly slithered away.  Just a short time later we came across a Gopher Snake, but it made tracks before I could pull my camera out of its case.






This & next 2:  Desert Unicorn-plant



Yucca sky

Dayflowers

Dayflowers X

This & next:  Black-throated Hummingbird


Threatening sky

This & next:  Stinging Serpent (Cevallia sinuata)


Long view of Tortugas Mountain

Faxon Yucca and Tortugas Mountain

This & next 2:  triple Barrel Cactus



Willow, Frio, Dr. K

This & next:  Western Diamondback Rattlesnake


This & next:  Barrel Cactus


 
This & next:  sky at end of hike


Cut-leaf Globeberry flower

This & next 3:  Barrel Cacti




Last 2:  green hills


1 comment:

Dr. K said...

I really like the second photo of the Desert Unicorn-plant. And I'm glad we didn't get too close to that rattlesnake.

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