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Tuesday, August 23, 2022

Nature Lovers

At start
Dr. K, Willow, Frio and I did a nice hike on a hot, humid morning.  The sun shone brightly, and there was little breeze to ameliorate the heat.

Nevertheless, we did our usual trek down LDR-A arroyo, right toward the mountains on the east/west cross trail, up the left branch, down the middle, and up and out of the right branch.

Most of the time during the outing was spent swatting at bugs and commenting on the greenery seen in our section of northern Chihuahuan Desert.

On the hill west of Right Branch Arroyo

Gnarly Ocotillo

Soaptree Yucca and the Organ Mountains

East/west cross trail through the grass

Willow and Frio

This & next:  triple Barrel Cactus

Right Branch Arroyo

Long view of Tortugas and the Organ Mountains

Mexican Bird of Paradise seed pods (Caesalpinia gilliesii)


1 comment:

Dr. K said...

I really like the photo of the Mexican Bird of Paradise seed pods.

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