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The wash has been well scoured by rain, with evidence of serious flows, such as tumbled barrel cactus and prostrate brooms. The Hackberry bushes are covered with orange berries, and the floor is covered with desert marigolds, devil’s claws, and zinnias. Beautiful sighting of a Harris’s Hawk airing his wings on top of a saguaro cactus.

Cooper’s Hawk eating pigeon on our shed

Amy called me excitedly from the shower when she say this. We first took some photos from the bedroom window, then snuck outside and around the corner to take this shot.

Summer monsoon Zinnias

This is the result of the abundant rain the wash has had this monsoon season.