Sunscreen is my mortal enemy because it smells bad, it's oily and if I don't use it I might get cancer. :/
Oh and half the time it doesn't work. xD
Smelly, dirty, tired, bloody and bruised, I return to you TF.
Freakin' amazing trip. I've gotten a chance to look over some of the pictures I took and it looks like some of them turned out well.
I've got some ants, several types of beetles including Darkling and Spider, several spiders (one looks like a small tarantula,) some flying insects, lots of cactus pictures, and a bunch more. I'll be resizing them and getting them online. I just don't want to saturate my upload for a prolonged time so I'll see what I can do...
In any case, I'm alive. Pictures soon. Sleep now.
EST Sounds like you had a wonderful time.
Every seed that you plant ,doesn't sprout.
Every seed that sprouts, doesn't make it to maturity.
Every cutting that you stick doesn't grow roots.
Every cutting that roots doesn't grow to a small plant.
Every small plant doesn't reach maturity.
Who needs speelcheck?
Ok, I'm here to kick it off with a few pictures. There's still plenty more, and many of these have been cut off and all have had dramatic resolution reduction to make then more web-friendly. If someone's interested in the full version, hi res version, or more of any of these, be sure to let me know. I'll post more as I get time. I hope you enjoy!
First off is one of our gas stops. We made plenty of them along our ~500 mile journey, but this one holds a special place in my heart- and no it's not because they sell cheap beer. With a name like that, it's a good thing that they're the only gas station around.
A Darkling Beetle
What looks to be a tarantula. As you can see from the few pieces of gravel I didn't cut out, it was pretty tiny and blended in VERY well.
A Spider Beetle. These guys looks very strange when in action. They're fairly small so they really do look like some sort of spider at first glance. Once they slow down or you get close enough, the number of legs is a dead giveaway, though.
Some ants, as requested.
And a different instance.
More in a coming post...
A Desert Iguana. You can see where his tail had fallen off and regrown. Lots more pictures of this guy in particular.
Beavertail Cactus buds. I've got some shots of the open flower that I'll post later. :-)
Some Mojave Yucca (though a Banana Yucca may've slipped in- lol!)
Believe it or not, there was one yucca that was absolutely covered with Lady Bugs. I thought it was sort of funny to see them in the middle of the desert.
And of course with so many prickly and scratchy plants around, this (and much worse) happened pretty often. lol!
Those're all the pictures for now, but there's still plenty more that I hope to post soon. :-)
Awsome photos. I'm glad you're back alive albeit bleeding. lol I'll bet you had a blast. Can't wait to see the rest of the pics. Welcome back!
"Fox terriers are born with about four times as much original sin in them as other dogs." - Jerome K. Jerome
Great pictures! Did you guys spend the nights there or did you stay at a motel/hotel?
-Joel from Southern California
Beautiful pictures! I love the green fly on the yellow flower. Great colors. Were you just able to pick up the iguana? You would think after losing his tail he would be a little more careful about large "creatures" getting close to him (or her!).
Can't wait to see the bud open! Thanks for sharing.
"The tragedy of life is not that every man loses; but that he almost wins."
"Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?"