I headed back to Natural Bridges to set up camp (aka park my vehicle - lol). As I got close to the park, the snow moved out and dusk began to fall. I took one more lap around the loop and took pictures of some of the sights near the bridges that caught my eye...
A Prickly Pear starting to bud
Below is the type of plant my mother-in-law used to go searching for at Christmas time. When she was growing up, her family did not get a Christmas tree, they went out and got an “oose.” (I don’t know what the common name is for this plant—@Denise do you know?) She would bring home a big oose (rhymes with “moose”) and stick Christmas ball ornaments on the end of some of the leaf/spines. Fond memories.
And, finally... this beautiful silver tree