Our incredible September-like weather just goes on…chilly mornings, then lukewarm afternoons in the shade…though the burning sun is a negative. But this may be one of my last early morning bike rides before work, as it’s a bit chilly and not light until 7.
Of course not! Though I’m moving, it’s on my mountain bike, to get back into my needed work-outs and get restored in a manner that only comes from being in natural areas.
Too bad I missed the stunning light on my bike rides since a month ago, as what I saw without a camera starting in late August is now gone. Next year…
Ocotillos are rarely in leaf long in April or May, when the lighting is similar. But thanks to the monsoon season – some rain and humidity, less heat – they often stay in leaf longer then.
The rain was so hard at times, it eroded hillsides and trail sections beyond my technical skills, too.
Yes, an Ocotillo Forest. I always enjoy where this kind of forest grows, and I’m hoping to design a couple into a current project, with slopes and room for this effect.
Ocotillos, creosote bushes, and even daturas are common. Yet, there’s almost always something rare, hiding on the trail.
Do you ever note what grows and where, when on a hike or bike ride? Do you ever wish some of those plants were actually sold, instead of the same-old?