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?

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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.

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

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

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