|This and the next: loaded with birds right before I snapped the pic|
Crossed paths with the archer on our way up the steep incline to our waiting CR-V. He was just driving down in his large white Ford SUV. He stopped and powered down his passenger window to greet us and to say he'd been waiting longer to start out so we'd have a chance to be finished with our hike when we arrived. He said, "You got a late start this morning." We laughed and agreed while parting company.
Then we piled into our waiting Honda for the five-minute trip home.
|This and the next: further up the long dirt road|
|Into the further "new" arroyo|
|Soaptree Yucca flower skewered by its own stiletto leaf|
|New Soaptree Yucca stalk, new flowers|
|This and the next: on a ridge west of Tortugas Mountain|
|Dr. K and the Heelers|
|Frio and Willow|
|What's in his pocket?|
|Soaptree Yucca and an observatory|
|Tortugas and the Organs|
|This and the next 2: Dr. K and the Heelers|
|This and the next: flower stalks against blue sky|
|Mexican Palo Verde Tree (Parkinsonia aculeata) in our neighborhood|