Monthly Archives: June 2015

Sequoias, Waterfalls, and Canyons

U.S. National Parks inspire and impress.

Granite shines…

Moro Rock - Sequoia N.P.

Moro Rock – Sequoia N.P.

In Kings Canyon

In Kings Canyon

Kings Canyon

Kings Canyon

Water sparkles…

Grizzly Falls Kings Canyon

Grizzly Falls Kings Canyon

Near Zumwalt Meadows in Kings Canyon

Near Zumwalt Meadows in Kings Canyon

Cedar Grove in Kings Canyon

Cedar Grove in Kings Canyon

Trees soar…

Sequoias

Sequoias

Sequoia N.P.

Sequoia N.P.

Sequoias

Sequoias

The parks tell stories…

Cedar

Cedar

carved messages

carved messages

horsetails outliving the dinosaurs

horsetails outliving the dinosaurs

The diameter of the largest tree on the planet

The diameter of the largest tree on the planet

Who can we thank for fighting for these parks?

John Muir statue at Muir Woods in San Francisco

John Muir statue at Muir Woods in San Francisco

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A Day in Joshua Tree National Park

I went to San Diego in 2003, but didn’t make it over to Joshua Tree National Park. Twelve years later, I finally explored this relatively unknown park. The Colorado Desert and its cholla cacti and yucca plants in the south contrasts with the Mojave Desert and the Joshua trees in the North. Large exposed boulders of granite abound.

The Valley

The Valley

Cholla Cactus Garden

Cholla Cactus Garden

Cholla Cactus

Cholla Cactus

Cholla Cactus

Cholla Cactus

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An Oasis in the Colorado Desert

An Oasis in the Colorado Desert

The Arch

The Arch

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Rock and Cacti

Rock and Cacti

Near the Arch

Near the Arch

Exposed Granite

Exposed Granite

Joshua Trees

Joshua Trees

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Wind Farms outside of Palm Springs

Wind Farms outside of Palm Springs

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Beauty and Fitness 

I took these photos while doing my daily walk for health.  Finding interesting material for my art projects is keeping me more fit. 

   
The thistle provided a few interesting shots. 

      

Speaking of art…

    

My favorite exhibits at the Laumeier Sculpture Park…

          

A living museum in Faust Park.

 

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