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Monday, June 5, 2023

Another Solo with Wils and Frio

New flowers on a small Soaptree Yucca
Dr. K had an AAUW meeting this morning so it was Willow, Frio and me on the daily trek.  The outing got off to a slightly bad start as I noticed the Basset people less than 100 yards ahead of us on LDR-A.  Willow went absolutely nuts when she picked up their scent.

Things got a bit better when we veered off into the LDR-A arroyo, but later, when I let them off lead they grew feisty over animal scents they picked up, so much so, in fact, that I put them back on lead.

A strong wind played an evaporative cooling role as we trudged through the warm desert morning keeping the temperature in the comfortable range.

Ornate Checkered Beetle (?) on Desert Marigold

She had a heart like a Prickly Pear pad:  green and thorny

Frio and Willow on lead

This & next:  Ocotillos and Acacias


Willow and Frio off lead

Hazy Organ Mountains

Soaptree Yuccas

This & next:  2 versions of the same Soaptree Yucca


Whitethorn Acacia in Middle Branch Arroyo

 

1 comment:

Dr. K said...

My favorite photo here is the first one: new flowers on the small Soaptree Yucca.

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