After the hike on Wednesday night, and again on Thursday, we did some stretching, but immediate soreness was overwhelming. By Friday, being fully ambulatory, I found the weather and solar warmth an irresistible combination. The stretching was especially helpful for the quads, calves, triceps and shoulders (trekking poles took a toll).
|The Aloe is putting up a fight, but the hybrid lavender's progress is inexorable.|
My girlfriend Anna (or one of her daughters perhaps?) has returned to hang out in the safety of our ocotillo this Winter. She tolerated my photographing her quite well. letting me get to within a meter from her before she got too nervous. The spiky ocotillo makes a very safe avian refuge, as you can see below.