Saturday, September 14, 2013
We encountered a lightning storm on the Marshall Gulch Trail, and got a little rain. Imagine our shock as we drove down the mountain and saw what appeared to be snow. It was two inches of hail in August. Do we live in a magical place or what?
Back in the desert, the wildlife in my backyard have their own ways of keeping cool.
This Mourning Dove isn't injured. After airing both of his wing pits, he flew away.
This Harris Antelope Squirrel also looks injured. He reminded me of a Rocky the Flying Squirrel. He is on my patio, engaging in heat dumping. He is actually able to transfer excess heat from his body to the patio.
Another variation on the heat dumping concept.