This particular one was photographed at the Tohono Chul Park. My apologies for the blurriness. Had I known these things existed, there may have been a different totem animal in my life a decade ago. (Nah, monkeys are better.)
There were a plethora of butterflies there as well. Not a ton, but close. Some hummingbirds, bees, and this sort of black and orange wasp thing that was as big as my head. It's an interesting sensation to see something like that and know that it has the very real ability to kill me (allergic), yet still be fascinated by it.
The whole place was spectacular, despite it being autumn and most of the plants were "spent". (That either means they're tired, or they're currency. I didn't want to test either theory with a cactus.)
It was a thoroughly enjoyable day, worth far more than the five bucks it cost us to get in. The only negative part is that some flesh-headed idiot left his hat in the car, so now the giant shiny dome of skin on top of his head is hotter than normal. And throbbing in time with his pulse.
Tomorrow's post may be something about the number of hits my site receives because this post contains the words "hot" and "throbbing". Google does not discern.