|New flowers on a small Soaptree Yucca|
Things got a bit better when we veered off into the LDR-A arroyo, but later, when I let them off lead they grew feisty over animal scents they picked up, so much so, in fact, that I put them back on lead.
A strong wind played an evaporative cooling role as we trudged through the warm desert morning keeping the temperature in the comfortable range.
|Ornate Checkered Beetle (?) on Desert Marigold|
|She had a heart like a Prickly Pear pad: green and thorny|
|Frio and Willow on lead|
|This & next: Ocotillos and Acacias|
|Willow and Frio off lead|
|Hazy Organ Mountains|
|This & next: 2 versions of the same Soaptree Yucca|
|Whitethorn Acacia in Middle Branch Arroyo|