The blue moon of August 31st still looked almost full to me.
There were two races:
While the participants were running, I went for a little nature walk:
|barrel cacti about ready to bloom|
|saguaro cacti (white dot in the sky is the moon)|
I liked the red fruit color against the green cactus pads...
and cheerful yellow flowers against blue-grey foliage:
A red caterpillar!
|pipevine swallowtail caterpillar|
More caterpillars on their host plant, the Southwestern Pipevine (Aristolochia watsonii).
A path near the visitor center:
My son put together a video of the start and finish of the 8-Mile run here.
And, it turns out that blogging friend, Warren was also at the event, arriving before sunrise to hike into the park to photograph the runners along the 8-mile course. Check out his beautiful images at Touch the wind.
Also linking to Our World Tuesday. Have a great week!