Deserts and Beyond

Deserts and beyond...places in and around the southern California deserts and beyond. Photo taken at Canyon Lake, in the Superstition Mountains of Arizona, December 2011. A few minutes later, after the sun disappeared, these cliffs were their normal color. They were only golden for a short time and I'm glad we were able to view them in their glory.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Agave blooms~SkyWatch Friday 062510

I've been meaning to stop and take some photos of the agaves which are blooming right now. However, this isn't as easy as it sounds! First, they only grow at a certain elevation and area. Second, while they grow up Highway 74 above Palm Desert, on this road there are very few of them growing next to turnouts! But, Wednesday afternoon, I found a very narrow turnout up by the desert bighorn sheep fence and I stopped to take these photos of some of them. Aren't they unique? They grow straight up and then open up when the blossoms appear. SkyWatch Friday for June 25, 2010.


J Bar said...

Good shots.
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Luna Miranda said...

i love the stillness in these photos. relaxing.

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Rosadimaggio63 said...

non avevo mai visto questa pianta... รจ tipica della tua zona ?
Buona giornata.

Gale said...

I remember those! Like that last pic the best!