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.






Monday, February 18, 2013

Cholla forest, Joshua Tree national park~Our World Tuesday~021913





As you drive through Joshua Tree national park, there is an area called the cholla forest.  It really IS a forest, of cholla.  Don't wear sandals here!  These cacti will actually jump from the vibrations of you walking near them!  I always wear my steel-toed Walmart $40 work boots!  Hehehehe!  I also got a photo of hubby intently focusing on a cholla.  They do have a certain beauty to them, don't you think?  Just be careful if you stop here!  Our World Tuesday for February 19, 2013.   To visit OWT, please go to:   http://ourworldtuesdaymeme.blogspot.com/  Somebody asked whether the cholla look like this all year.  YES, they do.  Except now some of them have blossoms on them, but they are there all year.  Great question!  :-)

7 comments:

acreativeharbor.com said...

Fantastic shot of the west ~ for OWT ^_^

Kusum Sanu said...

Cholla cactus and Joshua Tree NP? It is an unique place isn't it?

Karen said...

Fascinating landscape!

KT said...

We stopped in the Cholla forest 2 years ago when in Joshua Tree National Park in February. One of our questions was if they looked that way all year round?

Photo Cache said...

fascinating.

Gary said...

Beautiful!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

McGuffy Ann said...

Absolutely beautiful!
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