Here's one of the butterflies I see in the Desert willow (Chilopsis) flowers on Black Canyon Road: probably a Monarch butterfly
Date: June 02, 2012, 12h26
Riding Nipton Road, just a few more miles until I reach Nipton village over there
The final few hot-and-sweaty miles ahead before I reach Nipton are slightly uphill. Desire to reach the destination in the heat of the day always increases along this stretch, but there's no way to get there more quickly!