My adventures in and near Deep Canyon, located near Palm Desert, CA and the pinyon mountains near it.
Bighorn sheep herd 05/26/14
There were about a dozen bighorn sheep this date 052614 up on Highway 74, above Palm Desert, CA, and right above Deep Canyon.
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Yucca blossoms~Macro Monday, Our World Tuesday~041712
As I was speeding driving by the little community of Pinyon Pines last Sunday, I noticed a single yucca blooming alongside the road. Good thing I pulled over, as a California Highway Patrol vehicle went by! Actually, I wasn't speeding. I DO NOT speed on that road...EVER! I'm always on the lookout for wildlife on it and I actually saw a coyote running along the side of it on my way back. He/she could have darted right out into oncoming cars, so I honked and yelled at it and it dove into the cover of the manzanita along the road. Phew! ANYWAY, I pulled over to take some photos of this yucca, since it is one of the very few I've seen up on the mountain this year. There are some down in the desert, next to the Bighorn development, but I would have to park and walk a long way to see them as the city doesn't allow parking along that stretch of road. I really wanted to get up close and see these blooms. There were water droplets still on them from Friday's snowfall and this was Sunday morning. Aren't they beautiful? I also included a photo of the whole stalk so that you could see how many blooms there were! Macro Monday and Our World Tuesday for April 17, 2012. To visit OWT, please go to: http://ourworldtuesdaymeme.blogspot.com/