How many of these desert dwellers have I hiked by in Arizona? They are beautiful, especially with their surprisingly vivid red blooms.
Ah, the California desert! Flickr user ManualFoci captured this shot of an ocotillo cactus in the foreground at Anza-Borrego Desert State Park in March. (Did you know that Anza-Borrego is California’s largest state park and a critical habitat for bighorn sheep?)