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Thursday, April 21, 2016

Flower Quest

Devil's Head getting ready to bloom
I decided that Becca and I needed to head in a counterclockwise direction around Tortugas Mountain this morning to check on the status of flowering Strawberry Pitaya Cacti on the western and southern slopes; we were not disappointed.  (To be precise I was not disappointed.  Becca could give a rat's ass about the flowers.)  She was very interested in the bunny rabbits we encountered, though, always fighting against her canine urge to chase after them. 
Desert Cottontail

Same bunny

Break time

West of Tortugas

Prickly Pear flowers

Ocotillo blossom

Almost open for business

Strawberry Pitaya Cactus just west of the mountain

Using an incline for pilates?

Pincushion Cactus

Wallowing in pollen

Let's stay here for a bit

Probably a Black-throated hummer

Ocotillo flowers

Prickly Pear blossom

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