|First 3: Klein's Cholla (Cylindropuntia kleiniae)|
On the way we saw a large white SUV navigating down the eastern branch of the long dirt road, and I guessed it was the archer we've run into a few times in the recent past. I was right. By the time we approached the major east/west arroyo he had just stepped out of his vehicle and had opened the rear door to get his archery equipment. We greeted him and continued on our way.
The climb up the steep section of road to our waiting CR-V was especially strenuous and aerobic under the hot desert sun, and we were all glad to finally get inside for the short ride home.
|Soaptree Yuccas blooming across the northern Chihuahuan Desert|
|♫ Heelers in the sand ♫|
|This and the next: clump of Soaptree Yuccas|
|This and the next: fixated on Soaptrees|
|Dr. K with the Heelers|
|This and the next: Willow (left) and Frio|
|This and the next: Black-chinned Hummingbird on a yucca|
|This and the next 2: Western Kingbird (Tyrannus verticalis)|
|Soaptree Yuccas a contraluz|
|That's it for the Soaptrees today|