I drove to Benson, AZ yesterday to visit with a client. Benson is more rural than Tucson, and the early-morning drive east on Interstate 10 was enjoyable. Turning south at my destination, I crossed a cattle guard near Cochise College. The monsoon rains had provided moisture enough for this plant (Sacred Datura) to blossom, and the sun was just right.
(It's amazing what you'll find when you're looking for blog fodder!) Looking down into the flower, I was surprised by a little polka-dotted beetle having breakfast. Cute little guy, isn't he?
Have a great weekend, and thanks for stopping by to visit.
photo copyright Mike in Tucson