Over the years I've some places that I use as layovers when enroute from here to there. And though I sometimes camp in the same spot or nearby, I like to explore around each time to see what else there is. Don't you?
This time, just fifteen minutes from the previous night's camp, I wandered into an area rife with diversity: granite outcrops, plants untold, birds, including a red-tail hawk and, after sunset, an owl.
Although this is SO "typical, boring-blog photo," I took it to remind me that this is cat-claw country, a cousin of the African "wait-a-bit." AND, there are several kinds of yucca. In the right foreground you can see a Multi-stalk and in the left middle-ground a Giraffe-esque Yucca. And there, center-stage, trying not to look too proud, is a Scrub Oak. There're some cool stacked rocks out there too.
Interesting growth on either side of a crack
Closeup of interesting growth on either....
You just never know what's around the next bend.