This sweet little five-spot greeted us from the rocks. Isn’t it so delicate and sweet among the rocks — so fresh and new among the billion-year time pieces?


Even these leathery desert blooms caused me to stop and admire.

IMG_0261Artist’s Palette is a wonder. From a distance, a wide range of colors look like the cascading strokes of a painter’s brush across a canvas.


It also looks like different flavors of ice cream melting, which is an unfortunate metaphor when it’s hot.


Close up, you can’t see where all the color went. It disappears into the background. You might as well be chasing a rainbow.