While we were at the McPhee Reservoir Overlook I was very surprised when Marilyn’s nephew spotted the cacti and lizard. Evidently this is where the mountains meet the desert.
Below is one cactus with a bud and a bloom. Fortunate to get these images!
The same cactus from a slightly different perspective.
A different cactus, this one with a pink bloom.
Another visitor to the overlook. It does appear from the look on its face and in its eye that we may being viewed as an interloper in its domain?