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In this Castle Peaks wash is the most lush Desert four o'clock (Mirabilis multiflora) that I've seen so far on this trip

In this Castle Peaks wash is the most lush Desert four o'clock (Mirabilis multiflora) that I've seen so far on this trip In this Castle Peaks wash, I encounter my first stray balloon of the day, trapped in a desert sage bushThumbnailsSix minutes after my first balloon discovery, I stumble across a second one in the same Castle Peaks washIn this Castle Peaks wash, I encounter my first stray balloon of the day, trapped in a desert sage bushThumbnailsSix minutes after my first balloon discovery, I stumble across a second one in the same Castle Peaks washIn this Castle Peaks wash, I encounter my first stray balloon of the day, trapped in a desert sage bushThumbnailsSix minutes after my first balloon discovery, I stumble across a second one in the same Castle Peaks washIn this Castle Peaks wash, I encounter my first stray balloon of the day, trapped in a desert sage bushThumbnailsSix minutes after my first balloon discovery, I stumble across a second one in the same Castle Peaks washIn this Castle Peaks wash, I encounter my first stray balloon of the day, trapped in a desert sage bushThumbnailsSix minutes after my first balloon discovery, I stumble across a second one in the same Castle Peaks wash

Many of these that I've seen so far are nearing the end of their flowering season.