isa really enjoyed checking out all of her surroundings on this trip. she was particularly interested in the names of plants and wanted to photograph everything she could identify! so these are pictures she took (unedited) of some of her favorites. among the others she could identify were: mormon tea, sage, pinon pine, juniper, barrel cactus, cryptobiotic soil (i.e. crypto), willow, holly, and a few more that i am forgetting at the moment. since she seems to have a knack for it, we told her what a Naturalist was and asked her if she'd like to be one when she grew up-- but she declined and said she'd rather be an artist instead!