|This & the next: same Soaptree Yucca in First Arroyo|
I've been worried about this drought in the West for years, but recently it's become ever more alarming. I've been hiking in the desert for decades, and I honestly don't think I've ever seen conditions this dry. Plants seem incredibly parched, even in this most arid of environments.
We can only hope the monsoon season brings abundant rain this year, but I'm not holding my breath.
|Small Mesquite Tree|
|I'm looking through you|
|Yucca leaves and observatory|
|Frio and Willow on break|
|This and the next: deadwood|
|Large Torrey, small Mesquite|
|Mesquite tree bark|
|Mesquite leaves and flower|
|The rest: Mexican Palo Verde (Parkinsonia aculeata)|