|Desert Willow flowers|
We did our usual hike today, and the only disappointment--aside from Willow pulling me forward to get at dog scents as fast as she could--was the not-yet-blooming Nipple Beehive Cacti we discovered.
I felt pretty certain they'd be blooming later on so I drove back along the upper flatland road after lunch to confirm my suspicion; I was not disappointed. The post-lunch photos of Coryphantha macromeris (Nipple Beehive Cactus) are posted below.
|White-lined Sphinx Moth|
|Boots into bowling balls if you hike through here|
|This & next 2: Swainson's Hawk|
|Hill south of Tortugas Mountain|
|Willow and Frio in the middle branch|
|This & next: Ocotillos are all leafed out|
|Next 6: Nipple Beehive Cactus (Coryphantha macromeris)|
|Clouds building over the Organ Mountains|