Ignore the politics of war this one day. Here is my Memorial Day tribute to veterans: like this prickly pear cactus, they are tough and beautiful.
One of the best things about Organ Pipe is getting close to rattlesnakes; there are more rattlesnakes in Organ Pipe, per square acre than anyplace I know. This one checked out our campsite thoroughly before curling up a couple of meters away. He kept his rattles up, just in case. We put our feet up, just in case.