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Desert Landscape

Wednesday March 3, 2010

JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK – Cholla.

Cholla
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Tuesday March 2, 2010

SALTON SEA, CALIFORNIA – On the shore of the Salton Sea.

Salton Sea
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Monday March 1, 2010

ANZA-BORREGO DESERT, CALIFORNIA – I grew up in the desert in Utah so arid places are deeply in my comfort zone.  Anzo-Borrego is a serious desert – annual precipitation is less than 7 inches.  During the 1982-89 drought total precipitation was zero.  The Borrego Badlands is often listed as the hottest place in the United States – average summer temperatures are 107 degrees.  Highs of 125 degrees have been recorded.

But this spring there has been reasonable rainfall, so the desert here is remarkably green.

Desert in bloom
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Desert Landscape

Sunday February 28, 2010

SALTON SEA, CALIFORNIA – Sunset, after a long day of travel to the California desert.  This is the Salton Sea

Salton Sea sunset
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Desert Landscape

Friday December 25, 2009

SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE, MEXICO – We hiked in a nature preserve near the city on the afternoon of Christmas day.

Prickly pear