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Saturday, April 30, 2016

Trail Ride Detritus

Scott's Oriole
There was obviously an equestrian trail ride sometime yesterday because the entire single-track leading into the high foothills was littered with horse crap; difficult to step around on such a narrow trail.  It didn't ruin our hike even though it was rather annoying.  Fortunately--for whatever reason--Becca doesn't seem predisposed to inspect equine poop.
Always alert, even when relaxing

Soaptree Yuccas and Bishop Cap

New Mexico Evening Primrose

Prickly Pear blossoms (what color?)

Bent Soaptree Yucca flower stalk

Road back to Tortugas

Ocotillo flowers, but no leaves

Soaptree Yucca blossoms

Rolling hills

Becca and Marigold

Bees have no problem finding this pollen

Buds on a Cholla ready to flower

Flowering Cholla

Cholla flowers

Prickly Pear Cactus

Prickly Pear

Prickly Pear Cactus

Cholla

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