Enjoying mid summer here in Apache Junction, Arizona. Images captured with the EP5 and Lumix 12-35 lens this afternoon... Nature arms these life forms so that they will be able to survive predators seeking moisture and nutrients in the brutal desert environment... they are stunningly beautiful and successful life forms... I was surprised to find that even cacti which has no visible armament indeed has nearly invisible thorns which will enter your skin and cause you great torment... even when you can't see them well enough to find them and pull them out! You can certainly feel them in your skin, though! Even when you can't see thorns of any kind on a cactus... touch these precious beauties and you WILL pay! After numerous exploratory attempts, I think I've FINALLY learned my lesson! We're staying here, at the base of the Superstition Mountains, in Apache Junction... living in our motor coach. View out our windshield, which changes hour by hour, as weather here doesn't come from somewhere else, it FORMS here behind these mountains... summer is monsoon and amazing electrical storms arise from seemingly nowhere at a moment't notice! My canine lad, constant-companion, protector, ever-present best-friend, enjoying the environment... The "away vehicle" (homage to Capt. Picard!) Speaking of the EP5.... I LOVE this camera. I use it with the VF-4 EVF. If Olympus could find a way to build an EVF into this magnificent body, with minimal changes to the form factor... that would be m4/3 heaven to me!