|This and the next: one of only two blooming Hedgehogs we saw today|
Another bonus for us today was the low number of other outdoor enthusiasts we encountered during our 90-minute trek; perhaps there were fewer people because the temperature was already high.
Of course the heat was a drawback, and little Willow kept stopping in shady spots every chance she got. The hotter she gets the harder it is to get her moving again. Despite the heat we all had a good time trekking through the desert.
|This and the next 5: Apache Plume|
|This and the next 4: Chihuahuan Desert and the Organ Mountains|
|Ocotillo flower and Bumblebee|
|Frio tries to catch a fly while Willow rests|
|Buggy Whips (aka "Ocotillo")|
|The rest: Desert Bird of Paradise (Caesalpinia gilliesii)|