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Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Green Tuesday

This & next:  how green is our desert?
73F when Dr. K, Willow, Frio and I set off on our trek this morning; fortunately weather conditions weren't quite as brutal as yesterday.  It felt hot and humid, but a slight breeze helped alleviate the heat.

We did our regular hike, and saw no one (of a human kind) in the process; we did see birds, bees, and a stray Black-tailed Jackrabbit, which, praise the lord, neither of our Heelers spotted.

All during our outing Dr. K and I kept commenting on how green our desert has become over the past few days due to monsoon moisture.  Chance of rain later today as well.


This & next:  Dayflowers


A male Long-horn bee (Melissodes) on Dayflower

Dayflowers in a Soaptree Yucca

This & next:  Barrel Cactus


This & next 2:  Black-throated Sparrow



Whitethorn Acacia (Vachellia constricta)

View of the green desert

 

1 comment:

Dr. K said...

Beautiful photos of the Black-throated Sparrow. I loved listening to its birdsong.

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