My adventures in and near Deep Canyon, located near Palm Desert, CA and the pinyon mountains near it.
A view from Pinyon Flats, next to Deep Canyon
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.