My adventures in and near Deep Canyon, located near Palm Desert, CA and the pinyon mountains near it.
Graceful dead tree up above Deep Canyon.
Thursday, January 19, 2012
Cahuilla overlook~Nature Notes~January 19, 2012
Deep Canyon is slowing revealing her secrets to me. Last weekend, I stopped at the Cahuilla overlook and walked around and read the markers. I'm learning the differences between yuccas and agaves. The bottom photo is from the yucca family and it is the Mojave yucca. I've learned that yuccas have lots of white blossoms on them and they also have stringy fibers on them, but agaves don't. The agaves have different leaves, which are much larger and thicker than the yucca ones. Slowly, slowly, I'm learning more about this amazing environment, which is only 10 minutes from my house, which is on the desert floor. This environment is up at about 2,000 feet and occasionally gets snow, but not much this year. Nature Notes for January 19, 2012. To visit Nature Notes, please follow this link: http://ramblingwoods.com/ It is the 6th year for Nature Notes, so be sure you stop by and check it out!