Spring’s first adventure

A couple of weeks ago, I went on my first major hike in quite a long time (two years, actually). I went with a couple of friends (you know who you are), and went bushwhacking across Little Creek Mesa looking for an adventure. Along the way, we came across a hole that was about six inches across and several feet deep. To see how deep, we dropped in a glowstick and it went down about 40 feet or so. It was cool!
There are many washes and small canyons there and sometimes it’s not that easy to navigate across.

There are many wild flowers and cacti in bloom, and for some inexplicable reason, I love taking photos of flowers in bloom. I guess it’s the newness of life that nature is putting on display that is absolutely gorgeous. Somewhere along the way, I found this cactus with the most beautiful small red flowers that is the claret cup cactus and I couldn’t pass that up, so I took a photo that I’m happy to show you. It is featured on my website