With the exception of the two images of the intrepid hiker Becca all other photos are shots of the burgeoning green Ocotillos which have suddenly leafed out in spectacular fashion. I was so astonished at how rapidly they had turned green overnight that I snapped more than thirty pics of them during an hour-long trek. On our way back in we ran into our pal Jimmy, and he and I stood talking for about twenty minutes while Becca lay in the shade of a giant yucca. We're going to be much hotter today, and it was already evident in the early morning. The Beckster seemed somewhat sapped by the heat; therefore I cut the hike short.