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Thursday, August 18, 2022


First 4:  clouds over the mountains
We were able to do our regular hike on a very cloudy, humid morning today.  Chance of rain increases this afternoon as another front rolls into the desert Southwest.  We're under a flood watch from Friday afternoon until Sunday morning.

Several months ago Dr. K and I were saying we'd never seen our section of northern Chihuahuan Desert so dry, and now we're saying we've never seen it so green.  The copious amount of rain we've received of late has really greened everything up.

The cooler temperatures of the past few days have really been appreciated by all hikers in a crew of four.

This & next 2:  abundance of Dayflowers

Green desert

Barrel Cactus

Incredibly green desert

Barrel Cactus


Barrel mama and barrel baby

Barrel Cactus

Blackfoot Daisies

Frio and Willow

More Blackfoot Daisies

Nipple Beehive Cactus


1 comment:

Dr. K said...

Beautiful photos of the green desert. My favorite is the the last photo that you posted of the Dayflowers.

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