|Ocotillos as green as ever|
When we got to the top we turned east onto the short section of road that leads out to Tellbrook, stopping just shy of that road and turning around. Dr. K called my attention to the spectacular Nipple Beehive Cactus (pictured below). Our only lament in discovering this blooming beauty was that the flowers were not open. I took quite a few photos anyway. After the stop for the photo-op we headed toward the waiting CR-V, but veered north onto LDR and hiked a short way before turning around.
Both Willow and Frio were anxious to get inside our vehicle due to the oppressive heat and humidity, and all of us were thankful for the wonderful air conditioned conditions during our short ride home.
|This and the next: Whitethorn Acacia|
|This and the next: Sacred Datura (Datura wrightii)|
|This and the next: Climbing Milkweed|
|This and the next: Organ Mountains|
|Willow and Frio|
|Moon + 1|
|This and the next 2: Nipple Beehive Cactus|