|First two: Strawberry Hedgehog Cactus|
We had several encounters out there today, the first with Courtney and her heeler, Pepper, out on Geothermal Road. Pepper and Becca are friends, but they were like ships passing in the night this morning, stopping only to give one another a good sniff before moving on. Later, just as we were turning off the mountain road onto the trail leading back to the Sunset Area we bumped into our buddy Jimmy who was on his way up the mountain. Because we had had a long chat yesterday we talked for only a few minutes before parting ways.
After I got home and took a quick shower it was off to Target and Albertsons for the weekly shopping excursion. The experience at Target was pretty near anguishing as the store is being completely remodeled, and every item I usually purchase was shifted into a new location. That made for total frustration in shopping there today.
|Next 3: Scott's Oriole|
|Next 3: Becca taking a break|
|Soaptree Yucca with flower stalk|
|Chihuahuan Desert scene|
|Slightly different perspective of the previous image|
|This and the next: same Prickly Pear blossoms|
|Becca leading the way|
|Part of the flank of Tortugas and the Organ Mountains|
|This and the rest: Prickly Pear Cactus flowers|