|This and the next: Dayflowers|
On our return we prayed to the god of air currents for some relief from the heat, but all we got was a brief intermittent breeze that dissipated almost immediately. So naturally we were all anxious to climb back into our waiting CR-V to get the air conditioning on.
We saw no other outdoor enthusiasts until the very end of our trek right before heading home--a guy with a red shirt bushwhacking west through the desert just north of the major east/west arroyo.
|Barrel Cactus buds|
|This and the next: Frio and Willow|
|This and the next: Desert Zinnia in Second Arroyo|
|This and the next 2: Desert Marigolds|
|Blackfoot Daisies and a Dayflower|
|This and the next 3: up close and personal with an Ocotillo|
|The rest: Purple Sage (aka "Texas Ranger") on our property|