My butterfly guru, Brian, is here visiting today. We went up the mountain. I did it in spite of myself because I knew I wasn't up to keeping pace with Brian, so even if he saw lifers, by the time I arrived on scene they would be long gone. (And I'm still not totally recovered from that flu I came down with three weeks ago.) He did find one new species for my property, which had I seen it, would have been a lifer for me. It was a Sleepy Duskywing, flying above the highest ridge. A ridge I never made it to. I took lots of flower photos, but pretty sure they were of just the same old stuff. Here's a nice dalea, probably Dalea Jamesii, not sure.
And the lovely Lyre-leaf Twistflower
I haven't spent much time trying to identify cacti. For now, I'll just document them. However, I'm pretty sure this is a Hedgehog Cactus.
It's been a long day and I'm exhausted.