At the first cool spell in September I went out on a hike to see what the rains had done in the hills.  Yes, there was green.  And some wild flowers.  Then I got involved in my book readings.  It was over a month before I got the pictures transferred to the computer.  Then I forgot that I had done that.  Another month has gone by.  Here, at last are some views I found to share from that September hike.grassYes, there was grass along the trail.grass.sotolAnd thick growth as I climbed into the canyon.  There were lots of sotols.  These were not affected by the rains, they had bloomed in the spring and long since gone to seed, but I found one worthy of a close-up.sotolI was not up to a long hike, but it was pleasant to get closer to one of the Organ Mountain peaks.peakThere were flowers blooming, thought none were very showy.  If I went back this week, the grass would all be yellow and the flowers gone.

yellow flower

purple cropped

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