Sad to say, I haven't gotten much riding in lately. The weather has been nice, but between being on-call, at work, and running errands, there hasn't been a lot of time for riding. I'm hoping to change that this weekend. But until then, I thought I'd post some pictures from my last trip, a little over a week ago. Kiri and I attended a small art showing, at a private residence, on the east side of Tucson. We knew about the show because her father is a pretty accomplished artist and had a few of his works displayed. So Kiri headed over a little early while my dad and I rode over on our bikes a bit later. I parked out on the street. The driveway had a lot of gravel, and Bonnie doesn't like gravel.
Cholla cactus off to the right. Some people call this a jumping cactus because if you slightly brush against it the various segments will break off and appear to "jump" onto you. Side story - I'd go bird hunting with my dad, as a kid, and you'd always have to find some way to take these things off either yourself or the hunting dog. Not an easy task since you can't grab it or shake them off, they like to stick into the skin and stay there. The best solution is to carry around a small comb. You can slide the comb between the cactus and your skin and then flick the cactus away. Just be careful not to flick them onto a friend, not that I've ever done that or would admit to it.
Saguaro cacti then you can count. The more you zoom in, more of them seem to pop into existence!