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Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Has Spring Sprung?

1st 2:  Organ Mountains from LDR-A
Dr. K and I were slightly overdressed on our morning hike; Willow and Frio wore their standard outfits.

We followed our usual route, but diverted to an arroyo further west of the middle branch when I noticed a "redhead"--the emerging flower stalk of a Faxon Yucca.

After photographing the yucca we all descended the alternate arroyo and hooked up with the end of the middle branch, jogging west and then heading south up the right branch.

We saw at least one of the two people who hike with their Basset Hounds, and we heard one or more of the dogs barking, but we never had a close encounter with them.


Large Yellow Desert Primrose

Frio, Willow, Dr. K

This & next:  luminescent clouds


Distant Loggerhead Shrike

This & next 3:  Faxon Yucca "redhead"




Down an alternate arroyo

Soaptree Yucca and tree trunk

Willow ahead of the pack

Willow and Frio

Willow and Frio

 

1 comment:

Dr. K said...

Beautiful photos of the Flaxon Yucca blooms.

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