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Ralph and I went out on the atv to Edwards Park. It is beautiful remote area near Four Peaks here in Arizona. It is entirely wilderness. We did not see a soul all day. These photos were taken in May of 2006, long after Spring down in the valley. The elevation there is 6000 feet, so Spring is longer coming, hence these shots of wildflowers. This alligator juniper is charred as two summer prior, there was a large wild fire that spread through the entire area. It was quite strange and eery to see such vibrant bright wildflowers springing up amongst such black charred decay.

Ribbon_snake
Alligator_juniper
Ruth_on_atv
Vervain
Apache_pine
Alligator_juniper_and_vervain
Mexican_goldpoppies
Allligator juniper
Indian_paintbrush
Lily