Bighorn sheep on Highway 74 October 2014

Bighorn sheep on Highway 74 October 2014
This big guy crossed the highway, October 2014.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Gnarled tree~Sunday Stills Challenge~022612

Hubby and I aren't in the desert this weekend.  Instead, since his birthday is tomorrow, he wanted to drive to Orange County and so we are in San Juan Capistrano.  It is nice to get out of the desert every now and then and visit another place, which is one reason we travel as much as we do.  I hadn't visited this area since our own two children were 12 and 10 years old, about 20 years ago.  We did a lot of sightseeing today and at one point, we stopped along the Pacific Coast Highway to take some photos of the beach.  This gnarled tree was growing there and I have no idea what it is.  Can you believe the trunk?  I wonder if it gets a lot of wind and that is why it is so gnarled? And, what kind of tree IS it?  Sunday Stills Challenge for February 26, 2012.

6 comments:

  1. Great sculpture.

    Happy Birthday to Hubby.

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  2. Wow! That's really something! Great photo!

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  3. Great tree, I'd love to know what it is.

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  4. amazing art of nature, great shot

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  5. That is freakin' gorgeous, with its white bark! You must let us know what it is when you find out. Thanks for your nice comments!! Happy birthday to hubby!

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  6. Nice photo of an amazing looking tree. You were really in my neck of the woods when you were in Capistrano.

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