I went for another walkabout in the desert in the late afternoon waiting for the sunset,
and soon got caught up in looking for dead saguaro after seeing this one.
The pattern in the wood was wonderful, and I really wanted a closer shot.
The thick growth of catsclaw made this extremely interesting to accomplish.
Think of the claws on a cat and that is exactly what the thorns of this bush is like.
It will rip clothing to shreds. It is sometimes called the wait-a-minute bush
because you'll be walking along, get caught on it and say
"wait-a-minute" while trying to unhook the thorns from your clothing.
This is as close as I could get.
I finally sat down on this dead soldier to wait for the sunset that never really happened.