|First 2: long views across the desert|
We did our usual hike, stopping frequently for me to take photos. An amazing phenomenon has to do with the patience exhibited by the Heelers when I stop them for a photo-op; they're incredibly well behaved. They were off lead when I circled the yucca pictured below, and they didn't move until I was ready to put them on lead again.
The weather was beautiful, but it's going to get a bit toasty this afternoon: 83F. I hope we have a few cool downs before we slip into hotter days.
|This & next: male cones of Mormon Tea|
|Soaptree Yucca and the mountains|
|This & next: Claret Cup Cactus|
|Another long view|
|Willow and Frio|
|This & next: yucca in B&W|
|This & next 2: 1st blooming Torrey Yucca we found days ago|
|Fallen next in the above Torrey Yucca|
|Clouds and the flank of Tortugas Mountain|
|Snagged by an Ocotillo|
|Different Claret Cup|