We moved northward in the Mojave National Preserve
and saw this interesting rock outcropping along the way.
Somewhere off in the distance the rain was pouring down.
I thought we might get some of this rain but it blew on away from us.
For most of the time on this trip it was bundle-up weather with a constant wind.
I was walking through a sandy wash and finally came upon some flowering plants.
This plant belongs to the evening-primrose family and has several names: Basket Evening-primrose, Lion-in-a-cage, or Devil's Lantern. Oh the names taxonomists dream up.