|Barrel Cactus buds|
I don't want to come off as a curmudgeon, but why do people have to scream and yell when they're out "enjoying" nature? Young kids I can understand, but young adults who call to one another at the top of their lungs really get my goat.
If Dr. K and I do a hike tomorrow it will definitely be on the Monte Vista side of the mountain.
|Upper foothills trail|
|Flank of Tortugas and the distant Organ Mountains|
|Ocotillos close up|
|Can't positively ID these very small birds|
|House Finch at far left|
|Can you ID this hawk?|
|This and the next: Barrel Cactus buds|
|The long view|