And all of it very much alive, well… except for that last shot of the awesome prehistoric fossilized water creature* we literally chanced to find embedded in the Racetrack Playa bed, which hasn’t been fully underwater for something like two brazillion years.
Anyway, we’re back from an amazing weekend camping out Death Valley way — our first time there so early in the spring — and I wanted to check in and share these pix of the variety of wildflowers and wildlives encountered: 15 colorful species of flora and the following fauna: two species of lizard, 1 roadrunner, 1 species of ladybug, 1 species of flying petal-dwelling insect with what looks to be a huge probiscus (don’t go there because I already have), 1 species of spider, and of course that fosillized krill looking thingy from back in an era that probably ended on a Z to the O-I-C. *
Check out the photos on Flickr here.
* This is not based on any scientific fact, just our own kooky konjecture. Check it out at and tell me what you think it is.