A bright and sunny day, though not particularly warm. A winter storm blew through last night, but it was the best kind of storm: it started after bedtime and was over before dawn.
Snow-capped peaks in the background.
A trio of barrel cacti
Sometimes you can see things in the crook of the "arms".
In this cactus multiple birds had made nests.
We were really being cussed at for being there.
A closeup of mom. Or dad. Birds don't nest in December at home in Oregon.
The red-purple plant at the near right is a stagshead cholla. At some point I accidentally brushed against one. I did not realize it until many hours later when the needles worked through my jeans and touched my left shin. Intense pain ensued! Tomorrow morning in the light I will be working to remove the needles from my pant leg one-by-one.
Another avian resident on the left. Woodpecker?
At Javelina Rocks.
Tom photographing me photographing Tom . . .