The desert blooms


I went out to ride in the desert again today since I had the day off from work. After last week’s ride, I took the bike in to the shop to be worked on, and it came out all beautiful and clean. I even have functional brakes now! It was a bit hot already, but I wanted to ride anyway. Here are some of the things I enjoyed today:

Clean and beautiful:

Blooming hedgehog cactus:

Cactus “bones” on the left, nearly camouflaged:

Wonder who, or what, lives here?

Delicate flowers amid the spines:

Lovely singletrack:

View toward downtown Phoenix far in the distance:

Just before I descended the last big hill:

Interesting plane overhead (airport is nearby):

Soon I was in the air conditioned car going home, dirty, but content. It was another great day of being outside.

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One thought on “The desert blooms

  1. Hmm. I’ve got to go with the cactus flowers as my POTD (photo of the day). I did like the cactus bones, but somehow, the perspective made me weirdly dizzy.

    I’m glad you decided brakes were worthwhile on your bike.

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