|Whitethorn Acacia in foreground|
We did our normal trek, making sure to take plenty of shade breaks. Additionally I stopped many times to take countless photos--mostly unsuccessful--of several Swainson's Hawk riding the thermals today.
After the hot hike we were all plenty glad to get back to the cool air at home.
|Fishhook Barrel Cactus fruit|
|Frio and Willow|
|Another Fishhook Barrel Cactus|
|This & next 2: ripening Prickly Pear pears|
|This & next 3: 4 ways of seeing a Swainson's Hawk|
|Nipple Beehive Cactus flower closing up for the day|
|Swainson's Hawk flying away|
|Leaves yellowing on some Ocotillos|