Friday, January 14, 2011


Yesterday was a travel day, from Apache Junction to Kingman, Arizona. We stopped at a pull over and saw Joshua Trees and stepped in to take a picture.
Off a short distance was a rock outcropping. We decided to hike to it and see what was on the other side.
Then we spotted a bunch of barrel cactus.
This one is pink tinged . They are quite beautiful in their own environment. Soon, one led to another.
And another..
There were some black smaller barrels and several other types of cactus.
A path beckoned us forward.
We climbed some rocks and carefully watched for snakes.
I found a beautiful patch of lichen.
And a chance spot for a hike.  Living on the road allows you to stop and smell the flowers, or in this case, enjoy a desert vista.

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