Dried flowers and burn.
In the foreground are some of those dried white flowers, and just behind them, the dried greenish-brown plants are monkey flowers, beautiful in the spring, dormant in the dry season.
Just to the left is a bright-green coyote bush youngster, doing just fine with no practically water in the dry season.
The dead tentacles of the burned chamise carcass reach up into the air.
Date: September 02, 2007, 15h33