The first interesting thing I saw on my hike today was a cactus perfectly shaped like a heart. I passed it up thinking I’d take the picture on the way back to the parking lot. Well, there’s a reason certain groups of words acquire the power of adage, like this one: Never leave for tomorrow what you can do today. The updated version: Never put off until later what you can do now. Of course, I couldn’t find the heart cactus again, but I did take a picture of one of the many lopsided heart-shaped cactuses I saw along the trail. Does cactus usually grow in the shape of hearts? If it does, I don’t think I’ve ever noticed. Maybe the cactus is especially happy in these parts. Anyway, it was a PERFECT day for a hike on the pink granite trails of Inks Lake State Park. The day only hinted at the unbearable heat to come, and the wild flowers were still spectacular!