Desert drinker of the water

1 07 2021

Skywalker drinks from a tinaja in a rocky drainage in Spring Creek Basin. The water must have collected from the last rainfall, last week, and this clever boy has found it.

Tinaja is a term originating in Spain (Spanish for clay jar) and used in the American Southwest for surface pockets (depressions) formed in bedrock that occur below waterfalls, are carved out by spring flow or seepage, or are caused by sand and gravel scouring in intermittent streams (arroyos). Tinajas are an important source of surface water storage in arid environments.

“These relatively rare landforms are important ecologically, because they support unique plant communities and provide important services to terrestrial wildlife.” ~ from Wikipedia


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1 07 2021
Karen Schmiede

Thanks for the information. Of course Skywalker fond water using the force!

1 07 2021
Pat

So glad this smart fellow found the water and you were there to find him!

1 07 2021
Sue E. Story

😍 He’s not only handsome, but he’s a smartie too! Glad you had enough rain to fill the tinjajas hidden around the Basin!

5 07 2021
Puller9

Still handsome!

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