Prickly Pear Cactus
Stink Beetle that I found in the kids' bathroom on Saturday morning. I gently took him/her outside. Black in upper left corner of picture. It was the size of my thumb from the joint to the tip of the nail.
Toward Joshua Tree National Park.
My partially finished block for the month of March. Robert says I should call it my desert block.
Up close spikes on the young Joshua Tree.
Beautiful rocks in front of the house. They are lining most of the front deck.
Jack Rabbit by the front wheel of the van.
Definitely the San Berndardino Mountains, with snow on one of the peaks.
Another Joshua Tree. I promise there will be lots more later.
I haven't figured out what cactus this one is. There is also a close up of it right below. To me it looks like coral with spines.
Cholla, or Jumping Cholla, or Teddy Bear Cholla. We had these in Arizona when I was a kid. They were not fun if you got prickled by them!! The white one in the middle of the picture.