|Desert Willow (Chilopsis linearis)|
We explored the "new" arroyo as well as part of the older "new" arroyo before heading back. None of us seemed particularly interested in doing a long hike so we shortened our outing significantly. When we approached the brink of the hill where we'd left Whitey the CR-V we heard a woman's voice, and I thought for certain we'd soon encounter other outdoor enthusiasts; but by the time we crested the hill there was nobody about. Just as well.
We're only going to be a few degrees warmer than yesterday--in other words, near normal--so it didn't feel very warm during our morning sojourn.
|Prickly Pear Cactus|
|This and the next: exploring the "new" wide arroyo|
|Break time for Heelers|
|This and the next 2: leaning tower of Soaptree Yucca|
|Looking back at the passage through|
|Soaptree in B&W|
|Frio and Willow|
|This and the next: different perspectives of the same Soaptree Yucca|
|This and the next: different interpretations of the same stick|
|This and the next: different interpretations of the same tree|
|This and the next 2: same Prickly Pear Cactus blossom|
|This and the next: same blossoming Cholla|
|Tree Cholla on our property|