I had family arriving from out of town later in the afternoon. Only 20 minutes from my driveway, this was the perfect short outting! The blooming prickly pear were a very pleasant surprise as were the raptors soaring overhead over an eastern alcove. The deer sneaking up on me, though, was the best treat of all! Great views to the west.
"Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan "press on" has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race."