|Small Soaptree Yucca along the way|
I took a few photos there, including several of a Verdin, one of North America's smallest songbirds. Our Verdin wasn't singing much, but was flitting from branch to branch on a Soaptree Yucca flower stalk feasting, apparently, on numerous insects.
We started back after a brief respite, avoiding the oppressive heat due to an intermittent breeze that kept us from roasting; nevertheless, it felt great to get into Whitey the CR-V and crank the air conditioner up for the short ride home.
|This and the next: Verdin (Auriparus flaviceps) in a Soaptree Yucca|
|Verdin is one of the smallest North American songbirds|
|This and the next: Willow and Frio|
|One of our two new favorite arroyos|
|I believe this is Huisache, aka "Sweet Acacia"|
|Old Soaptree Yucca seed pods|
|This and the next: old Soaptree Yucca flower stalks|
|I believe this is Whitethorn Acacia rather than Sweet Acacia|
|Sweet Acacia has two thorns at the base of each leaf|