Sunday: (03/28) This morning I started the day with a walk around the campground. The white flower was new and only seen across from our campsite. I just like the daisy like flowers on the bushes all over the place but this one seemed special because it looks like a bouquet. Breakfast was PBJ English muffins.
Yellow seems to be a favorite color for the flowers around here. the pale yellow flowers are in the rocks in the wash and only one plant. Never seen them before. They are also interesting bcause they are almost all flowers and no plant.
Some of the flowers are rather delicate like the Ghost Flower on the left above and some are hard to recognize as flowers like those on the mesquite tree.
The palo verde blossoms are rather rare, as are leaves on the tree.
I took a morning hike up the Senator Wash Gorge. I drove over to where Ferguson Road crosses the wash and hiked the two or so miles up the wash to the mountains then back to the car via a burro trail along the ridge.
The first section of the gorge ended abruptly with a vertical drop. i had to backtrack a short way and climb out of the gorge to continue.
The hiking is a little tough on the sand and gravel wash bottom.
The white flowers were quite tiny and i only saw them here at the end of the gorge. The yellow flowers are more common. The orange flowers are seen ocassionally.
Thegorge disappears after a while and becomes an ordinary wash. Flowers are everywhere, especially the beavertail cactus flowers.
That black line in the center of the left photo above is the gorge. There was some water in the gorge.