|Hiking in the western shadow of Tortugas Mountain|
We're in the upper elevations now, and it feels great to escape the low desert heat--but it's no picnic here at 84F. Of course it's supposed to reach 100F again down there.
Today's images are from a short hike I took west of Tortugas Mountain early this morning. On the way back I had the good fortune of bumping into my friend Jimmy; he and I talked for quite a long while before heading our separate ways.
|Nearer the sunshine on the upper foothills trail|
|The shade never lasts|
|A look over the top of Ocotillos to the flank of Tortugas and the Organ Mts.|
|Heading down to the lower desert|
|This and the next: Barrel Cactus buds, one almost a flower|
|This and the next 3: the same obliging Dragonfly|
|More Barrel Cactus buds|
|What do you see?|