Close-up of the ocotillo flowers (above). No enhancements to the photo.
The next set of photos were taken a week earlier, under an overcast sky. For these, the saturation levels were increased about 10 percent.
Here's an amazing bush that occurs sporadically:
This resembles a poppy, but may be something from the mallow family...
... and is very tiny, as shown by the size 12 shoe. Frequent readers will notice I have new shoes :)
Reaching the yucca is challenging, for nearly every square foot of ground looks like this:
The yucca up close:
A beaver tail cactus from a month earlier (2 May 2010):
Probably Indian Paintbrush: