An Ocotillo [O-co-t-yo] bloom. I've never had much luck taking pictures of Ocotillo blooms because they're usually up high on the top of the plant and I can't get close to them. But this one was growing on the side of a steep hill and I was able to climb up above it so I was close to the bloom.
I spent a very peaceful night last night. The trailer that was here when I got here left, and now a couple in a tent with two kayaks took his space, so there's still only two of us here at the campground. I hope they didn't plan on using the kayaks here because they would be severely disappointed in the condition of the Rio Grande. But at least they would be safe because to me it doesn't look knee-deep in the deepest part. And an Olympic long jumper could easily hop over the entire river without so much as getting a Nike damp.
Most of the traffic on the campground road are the Lago Rico Inc. people that work here, and the residence at the end of the campground road is apparently their headquarters. I was right about them having something to do with the Elephant Butte Lake marinas, as I saw one of the guys, that drive by my boondocking site all the time working at the Marina on this end of the lake.
It's definitely getting hot around here, it's hitting 90 every day but the lack of humidity keeps that somewhat tolerable, but nonetheless I'll be glad to get out of here Monday and hope it's cooler wherever I end up.
The Elephant Butte Dam. Look at the almost empty Rio Grande, that's pretty sad.
My boondocking site at the Paseo del Rio campground. The Rio Grande River is behind the large trees.
This white wildflower has lots of petals just like the purple one I put on my blog yesterday, except this one is about the size of my little fingernail, it's really tiny.
There was a Hot Rod running around the campground today.