Sonoran Desert Plants, Insects, and Sunset

Desert plants, insects, and sunset during a photo walk.

Sonoran Desert Plants, Insects, and Sunset
Sunset in the Sonoran Desert

Photo walks, as I have come to term them, have become a favorite pastime. Really they're just a natural progression of a lifelong passion for taking long walks in the woods (or sometimes bike rides if there is a suitable trail) for no reason other than the joy of wandering and exploring.

“I think that I cannot preserve my health and spirits, unless I spend four hours a day at least — and it is commonly more than that — sauntering through the woods and over the hills and fields, absolutely free from all worldly engagements.” - Henry David Thoreau
Moon preparing to set shortly after the sun sets.
Creosote bush at sunset.
A beetle scurrying across the desert.
A beetle making a beeline for a tiny burrow in the desert.
The tangled mess of a Desert Ironwood tree.
Desert Thorn-Apple was one of the lushest, greenest plants we saw in this area, but it is also poisonous.
Exploring a wash in the Sonoran Desert.
Pausing for a photograph.
Remains of a dead Desert Ironwood tree.
Cholla cactus illuminated by the setting sun.