We’ve been home from vacation for a while, but I’m just getting caught up on the photos. Often, the rest of the family went on adventures that my high-risk pregnant self couldn’t join. Too much walking, or too much driving time, or too hot. So began the habit of sending my camera with the Sweet Pea, with the charge to capture freely what they saw and share it with me when they got home. I loved seeing the things that she deemed worthy of photographing.

Here, a smattering of the things that impressed her as they roamed the desert.

thistle bird-nest cactus cave fish1 flower flowers Peanut rabbit snake-skin toad garden