The Dancer

The Dancer
Graceful dead tree up above Deep Canyon.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Rock formations~Sunday Stills Challenge~102211




There are plenty of rock formations going up along Highway 74 and Deep Canyon.  At least, until I reach the pinyon forest and then beyond.  I stopped this morning and took these photos from one of the turnouts.  Further up is Vista Point and from there, you can see all the way across the Coachella Valley to Joshua Tree National Park.  These formations are much more dramatic when clouds hover around and above them, but we have clear weather forecast for the next ten days.  Sometimes, in the winter, they are sprinkled with snow.  Then, the dark color of the rocks stands out against the white snow and it is very striking.  Sunday Stills Challenge for October 22, 2011. This is actually Carizzo Canyon, which runs parallel to Deep Canyon along Highway 74 above Palm Desert, CA.  To visit the Sunday Stills Challenge website, please head on over to:  http://sundaystills.wordpress.com/

10 comments:

  1. I really like the top two pictures. That is pretty country you live in.

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  2. Yup, those are a lot of rock. Nice job!

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  3. Looks a lot like the backyard mountains at my winter Yarnell home. I love the rocks.

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  4. Amazing rock formations. Very nicely done!

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  5. Looks like the kind of place where you might see Desert Bighorn sheep.

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