(nr Elephant Butte NM)
Took a walk amongst the creosote around my camp. Lots of it and as far as you could see. The bushes were spaced apart enough to make hiking fairly easy, and the area was rather flat with a few ravines.
Looking out to the distance mountains there didn’t appear to be much of interest. However, I noticed blooms on the creosote bushes. Looking down amongst the growth revealed some wildflowers of different colors and sizes.
Decided to take some photos; and, that led to seeing even more than expected. There were yellow, white, orange, and purple varieties. Don’t have any idea what they are called; just thought they were a pretty surprise.
Spring green was beginning to show in the grasses and shrubs, too. The scrub trees were also beginning to bloom. Even the cacti were setting buds and getting started. I guess it was that time for desert wildflowers around here.
Experiences like that keep me going out for walks near my camp every morning and evening. Another of the pleasures with this vagabond lifestyle.
Camp: BLM-Rock Canyon Road boondock
Scene: Brush, desert, wildflowers