|Just before bushwhacking|
It already felt pretty warm in the outback west of Tortugas Mountain, and there was little breeze to ameliorate the heat. One solution for Becca was to plop down in the cool sand in the shady spot she's come to love. Seeing her lying in total relaxation there it's always hard for me to prompt her to get moving again, so I often spend time taking photos of the surrounding area, which I did again today.
I think there's a chance for rain in the next few days, and all I can think is "Great--let's add some humidity to the blast furnace temperatures and really make the desert days feel unbearable."
|Bouquet of Velvety Nerisyrenia|
|Slow ripening Prickly Pear pears|
|Flax not yet ready for business|
|One of Becca's favorite shady spots|
|Velvety Nerisyrenia (white) and Twinleaf Senna|
|Can't ever seem to ID this plant|
|It could be a type of flax|
|Just west of the mountain|
|The long view|
|Something's got her attention|
|View to the southwest|
|This and the next: James Rushpea (Pomaria jamesii)|
|Cow Tongue Prickly Pear with Ocotillos in the background|
|Big, old Ocotillos|
|Loaded with pears|
|Stinging Serpent (Cevalia Sinuata)|
I can see how the Stinging Serpent flower got its name. Really nice photos today, Packrat, despite the heat.
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