While I was watering at the oasis this afternoon I saw a lovely Two-tailed Swallowtail. Even though I've got lots of great photos of that species I cannot resist photographing something so gorgeous.
Here's a torn and tattered Black Saddlebags I discovered perching along the pathway. Otherwise, the oasis was really dead.
The flat not only caused me to get to town late, but I'm covered with dirt. There's a section of road that's a dust bowl and that's right where I had the flat. Gonna bathe and go to bed. Really tired and dirty. At least it had cooled off by the time I had the flat. Earlier, while watering, it was 99°. Just another day in paradise.