Thursday, December 24, 2009

snow in Joshua Tree National Park--Christmas 2004

(Joshua Tree National Park, December, 2004)

Every so often snow falls on the California high desert... another aspect of our beautiful wilderness!


Monday, December 14, 2009

Keys Ranch--Joshua Tree National Park

(Keyes Ranch, Joshua Tree National Park, November 2009)

Bill Keys was an early resident of the California high desert. From the early to mid-1900's he and his family lived on Keys Ranch--a working cattle ranch--inside of what is now Joshua Tree National Park. The park offers guided tours of the ranch, now a historical site. On a recent tour I snapped these shots of some of the old artifacts.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

twilight desert shadows

The sun set around 4:36 p.m. as the light and shadows dwindled...

(Joshua Tree National Park Visitor's Center, Thanksgiving, 2009)