Some coyotes, maybe?
Very large rabbits
Birds and their eggs
Meerkats. They are near the Chihuly glass plants from a previous year's art focus.
And, finally, what we came to see. Many of the barrel cactus plants were blooming.
Look at this young cactus, maybe a saguaro, with babies. This is how some cactus spread.
The patterns and textures of cactus plants is interesting.
This is a crested cactus. The spreading growth at the top is attractive, but it is also something like a cancer growing on the plant.
Cholla cactus. Some of these are referred to as teddy bear cactus.
Organ pipe cactus. There is a national monument dedicated to this cactus in southwest Arizona.
I love the shape of agave plants.
This barrel cactus has had a baby.
Yellow squash blossoms are pretty.
We also saw how some of the native Americans--Apache and Akimel O'Odham--lived in this hostile environment.
This is one of their corrals, made with desert plants.