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New photos here May 20 and here May 26, 2017 (captions in red)
 
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Joshua Tree National Park
Desert Plant Life Water in the Desert Skull Rock Giant Joshua Tree
Desert Plant Life Water in the Desert, Split Rock Picnic Area Skull Rock Giant Joshua Tree
 
Eroded Rock Puzzle Pieces? Green grass in Hidden Valley View near Skull Rock
Eroded Rock Puzzle Pieces? Green grass in Hidden Valley View near Skull Rock
 
Arch at White Tank Classic Joshua & Bolder Scene Sunset at 29 Palms
Arch at White Tank Classic Joshua & Bolder Scene Sunset at 29 Palms Weathered Rock
 
Rock climbing in Hidden Valley
Rock climbing in Hidden Valley Reservoir at Barker Dam Water in the Desert, Barker Dam Dead tree against granite boulders
 
Nolina, also known as Parry's Beargrass, Nolina Parryi Acres and acres of Joshua trees Joshua Tree National Park rock formations Joshua tree "bones"
Nolina, also known as Parry's Beargrass, Nolina Parryi Acres and acres of Joshua trees Granite formations like this, once far underground, have been exposed by centuries of weathering and erosion Joshua tree "bones"
   
Mojave National Preserve
Joshua blossom Tangled Joshua tree Base of a dead Joshua tree
Joshua blossom Tangled Joshua tree Young Joshuas Base of a dead Joshua tree
 
Mound cactus A closer look Close-up of blossom A baby pencil cholla
Mound cactus A closer look Close-up of blossom A baby pencil cholla
 
Full size pencil cholla An unusual cactus Spider webs? No - caterpillar cocoon
Full size pencil cholla An unusual cactus Spider webs? No - caterpillar cocoon
 
Pancake cactus White rock stands out in a mostly brown & red landscape Holes were created by volcanic gas bubbles plus weathering This area is high enough to support a juniper tree
Pancake cactus White rock stands out in a mostly brown & red landscape Holes were created by volcanic gas bubbles plus weathering This area is high enough to support a juniper tree
 
Spring flowers A closer look A prickly desert bush Mojave yucca bloom
Spring flowers A closer look A prickly desert bush Mojave yucca bloom
 
Color in the desert Flower? Seed pod? Match bush, so called because its resinous branches are highly flammable Barrel cactus and Mojave Yucca
Color in the desert Flower? Seed pod? Match bush, so called because its resinous branches are highly flammable Barrel cactus and Mojave Yucca
 
The colorful volcanic wall Snow-dotted mountains beyond the wall Fascinating shapes and colors Waves of volcanic ash are frozen in place
The colorful volcanic wall Snow-dotted Providence Mountains beyond the wall Fascinating shapes and colors Waves of volcanic ash are frozen in place
 
Approaching Banshee Canyon Entry to the canyon Hidden valley from overlook near upper end of canon Cliffs east of Hole-in-the-Wall camp
Approaching Banshee Canyon Entry to the canyon Hidden valley from overlook near upper end of canyon Cliffs east of Hole-in-the-Wall camp
  
Desert seed pods The "skeleton" of a cholla cactus Cactus blossoms near Banshee Canyon More of the same
Desert seed pods The "skeleton" of a cholla cactus Cactus blossoms near Banshee Canyon More of the same
        
These bushes with orange blossoms are everywhere Probably a mound cactus Joshua tree seed pods Looking northeast from Cedar Canyon Road
These bushes with orange blossoms are everywhere Probably a mound cactus Joshua tree seed pods Looking northeast from Cedar Canyon Road
       
    Front porch of Kelso Depot        
    Front porch of Kelso Depot        
 
Elsewhere in Southern California
Emblem painted on old Route 66 between I-40 and Amboy CA Graffiti along Old Route 66 Ocean at Laguna Beach
Interstate 5 Rest Stop near Frasier Park CA, February 2007 The highway signs are painted on the pavement on old Route 66 between I-40 and Amboy CA Graffiti along Old Route 66 Ocean at Laguna Beach
 
Sunset from Laguna Beach Sand and surf at Laguna Beach Century Plant in park at Laguna Beach View down Laguna Canyon to the ocean
Sunset from Laguna Beach Sand and surf at Laguna Beach Century Plant at Laguna Beach View down Laguna Canyon to the ocean
   
Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System on I-15 near Nevada border

Sunset from northwest of Needles

Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System on I-15 near Nevada border The pier at Ventura Ventura sunset
  
Highway 33 and Los Padres National Forest
 
A typical section of Highway 33 north of Ventura, in the Los Padres National Forest An abandoned outpost along the highway The high point on the highway The view from just over the pass
 
Stark mountains and rock outcroppings in Los Padres
A mass of blue chaparral Evergreens are limited to shaded canyons at upper elevations in Los Padres Something that looks like it was transplanted from Utah A closer lookl
 
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